Regular Aspirin Use Leads To A Small Reduction In Breast Cancer Risk

Some pills in a bottleA new study, published in the journal Breast Cancer Research in April this year has found that women who take an aspirin a day have a modestly reduced risk of developing breast cancer compared to women who never use aspirin.

The study, conducted by researchers at the US National Cancer Institute in Rockville, USA, focused on 136,408 women aged between 51 and 72 and who were free of cancer at the beginning of the study in 1996-1997.

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Diabetics Are Less Likely To Develop Advanced Prostate Cancer

Those who have diabetes are less likely to develop prostate cancer, particularly advanced prostate cancer according to a recent study. Diabetics tend to have lower testosterone levels than non-diabetics which is thought to be responsible for the lower incidence of prostate cancer observed in diabetic individuals.

The study, published in the American Journal of Epidemiology in 2004, involved comparing the diabetes status of 1,110 individuals from the US Physicians Heath Study who had been diagnosed with prostate cancer and comparing them to 1,110 control subjects who were free of prostate cancer.

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Fruit & Vegetable Consumption Lowers Pancreatic Cancer Risk

Fruit in a basketFruit and vegetable consumption may reduce the probability of developing pancreatic cancer according to several recent scientific studies.

One of the largest studies on the relationship between fruit and vegetable consumption and pancreatic cancer risk was published in September 2005 in the journal Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention. The study was conducted by researchers at the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics at the University of California and involved analyzing the dietary habits of 532 individuals diagnosed with pancreatic cancer and comparing them to 1,701 healthy individuals.

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Resveratrol, Found In Red Wine, Kills Pancreatic Cancer Cells

Red wine in glassResveratrol, an antioxidant found in red wine, peanuts, grapes, and cranberry juice, has been shown to kill pancreatic cancer cells in vitro according to a new study published in the journal Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology.

Researchers divided cancerous pancreatic cells into two groups, one group was treated with a 50 mcg/mL resveratrol solution while the other group did not receive the resveratrol treatment.

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Catechins In Green Tea Prevent Advanced Prostate Cancer

Bowl of green teaProstate cancer is very common in western countries but quite rare in Asian countries. Many researchers believe this is due to the large amounts of green tea consumed in Asian countries and several research studies have confirmed a link between green tea consumption and lower rates of prostate cancer.

The largest of these studies was carried out at the Research Center for Cancer Prevention and Screening at the National Cancer Center (NCC) in Tokyo, Japan. Data was gathered by questioning 49,920 men between the ages of 40 and 69 on their green tea drinking habits.

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Study: Smokers’ Lung Cancer Risk Not Reduced By Vitamin E, C, Or B9

Pills spilling from bottleA scientific study has shown that three popular vitamins, vitamin C, vitamin E, and folic acid (vitamin B9) do not reduce lung cancer risk. Furthermore, researchers found a small but significant increase in lung cancer risk amongst smokers taking vitamin E supplements.

The research, which is reported in the March 2008 issue of the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, followed 77,126 American men and women from the state of Washington aged between 50 and 76.

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Exercise Reduces Colon Cancer Risk By Up To 44 Percent

Man on bikeJust one hour of walking a week could be enough exercise to reduce a persons colon cancer risk by almost a third according to a recent American study published in the International Journal of Cancer.

Researchers at the Washington University School of Medicine followed over 79,000 women between the ages of 40 and 65 for a period of 16 years. 547 women developed colon cancer over the study period.

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Ten Easy Ways To Lower Your Cancer Risk

Medical experts believe that up to two-thirds of all cancers can be attributed to poor lifestyle and dietary choices.

The types of cancer considered to be the most preventable include some of the most common and deadly forms of cancer in the western world such as lung, colorectal, breast, and stomach cancer.

Here are some simple tips to help reduce your chances of developing cancer:

  • Keep your fat intake below 30% of your total calories - Both saturated and unsaturated forms of fat have been linked to the development of some cancers. Trans fats in particular are thought to increase susceptibility to prostate and breast cancers.
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