A new study, published in the Environmental Health by the University of Illinois, has determined that the risk of childhood cancer (leukemia, acute lymphoid and acute myeloid leukemias (AML)), increases with exposure to agricultural crop density. There was a statistically significant association for a positive relationship between crop density of dry beans and incidence of total leukemia, oats and acute myeloid leukemia, sugar beets and total leukemia and all leukemias in specific states. Continue reading “Childhood cancer increased with agricultural crop density”
A new study published in the journal Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention has suggested that men who already have localized prostate cancer could reduce their risk of all-cause and prostate cancer-specific mortality simply by exercising more.
Previous study have documented that physical activity reduces prostate cancer. Few studies have investigated the impact of exercise following a cancer diagnosis.
The research team analyzed the data of 4,623 men who were a part of the National Prostate Cancer Register of Sweden Follow-up Study.
The results of the analysis revealed that men exercised for 20 minutes each day, by either walking or cycling, were 30% less likely to die from any cause and 39% less likely to die from prostate cancer, compared with men who walked or cycled less than 20 minutes a day.
What is more, the team found that men who engaged in physical activity for at least 1 hour a week were at 26% lower risk of all-cause mortality and 32% lower risk of prostate cancer-specific mortality, compared with those who exercised for less than 1 hour each week.
“Our results extend the known benefits of physical activity to include prostate cancer-specific survival, said Stephanie Bonn of the Department of Medical Epidemiology and Biostatistics at the Karolinska Institutet in Sweden. However, it is important to remember that our results are on a group level. An individual’s survival depends on many factors, but physical activity is one factor that individuals can modify. Hopefully, our study can motivate men to be physically active even after a prostate cancer diagnosis.”
Physical activity and survival among men diagnosed with prostate cancer, Stephanie Bonn, et al., Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers and Prevention, doi: 10.1158/1055-9965.EPI-14-0707, published online 19 December 2014, abstract.
Gut bacteria have been associated with a number of immune diseases and treatment of diverse medical conditions. A new study presented at the National Cancer Research Institute’s (NCRI) Cancer conference in Liverpool has highlighted the role of gut bacteria with cancer immuno-therapy treatment. Continue reading “Gut microbes impact on conventional chemotherapy; more likely to respond to imuno-therapy treatment”
A new study, published by the University of Kansas Medical Center’s Department of Cancer Biology, has revealed that a saffron compound (crocetin) inhibits the growth of pancreatic cancer cells in humans. Continue reading “Saffron inhibits the growth of human pancreatic cancer cells”
Flavenoids are active compounds found in tea, red wine, apples, grapes, citrus fruit and juices. A study by the Department of Nutrition at UEA’s Norwich Medical School has investigated 171,940 women aged between 25 and 55 for a period of 30 years. Continue reading “Flavonoids reduce risk of developing ovarian cancer.”
A new study, published in the Molecular Psychiatry, specified that dietary glycemic index is often linked to symptoms that are characteristic of autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Continue reading “Dietary glycemic index linked to Autism Spectrum Disorder”
A new report, released in the 2016 U.S. News World Report by Rush University Medical Center, has specified that the MIND diet has considerable impact and is the easiest to follow. The name of the MIND diet is short for Mediterranean-DASH Diet Intervention for Neurodegenerative Delay. Continue reading “MIND diet easiest to follow, second best diet in U.S. and impacts on Alzheimer’s disease”
A new study by the Queen Mary University of London, published in the Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology journal, specifies that reducing all sugar sweetened beverages by 40% over five years would prevent one million cases of obesity, and 300,000 cases of type 2 diabetes over two decades. Continue reading “Replacing Sugar in soft drinks could prevent 1 million cases of obesity. UK Study finds.”