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2011-09-13 11:44:16

Teaming fresh broccoli with a spicy food that contains the enzyme myrosinase significantly enhances each food's individual cancer-fighting power and ensures that absorption takes place in the upper part of the digestive system where you'll get the maximum health benefit, suggests a new University of Illinois study. "To get this effect, spice up your broccoli with broccoli sprouts, mustard, horseradish, or wasabi. The spicier, the better; that means it's being effective," said Elizabeth...

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2011-08-17 05:45:00

Scientists say they have discovered a protein that enables cancer cells to move out of their tumor. The research team, a collaboration of scientists from The Institute of Cancer Research (ICR) in London, together with scientists in France at INSERM and the University of Nice were able to show that when the JAK protein is "switched on" it causes muscle-like contractions enabling the cells to move. This movement allows the cell to either "elbow" its way out of the tumor or it causes the tumor...

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2011-06-10 09:45:00

Despite some recent reports to the contrary, German officials remain convinced that bean sprouts or similar shoots from an organic farm in the northern German state of Lower Saxony are responsible for a recent, deadly outbreak of E. coli in Europe, Reuters is reporting. Thirty-one people have died from the food-borne bacterial outbreak so far and hundreds have been made ill. Citing a study of patients and the food they ate. "It's the bean sprouts," said Reinhard Burger, head of the Robert...

2011-06-09 15:07:10

Sulforaphane, one of the primary phytochemicals in broccoli and other cruciferous vegetables that helps them prevent cancer, has been shown for the first time to selectively target and kill cancer cells while leaving normal prostate cells healthy and unaffected. The findings, made by scientists in the Linus Pauling Institute at Oregon State University, are another important step forward for the potential use of sulforaphone in cancer prevention and treatment. Clinical prevention trials are...

2011-06-02 00:00:29

Discovering the Health Benefits, Taste and Variety of Sprouts Warwick, RI (PRWEB) June 01, 2011 The International Sprout Growers Association (ISGA) announces the launch of International Sprout Health & Wellness Month. Combining the efforts of hundreds of local growers, suppliers and retailers, the ISGA is helping consumers discover the unique and broad benefits of sprouts "“ local, health, taste and variety. During the month of June consumers around the world will be able to...

2011-04-14 15:56:43

A study of more than 100,000 men and women over 14 years finds nonsmokers who followed recommendations for cancer prevention had a lower risk of death from cancer, cardiovascular disease, and all-causes. The study appears early online in Cancer Biomarkers, Epidemiology, and Prevention, and was led by American Cancer Society epidemiologists. Few studies have evaluated the combined impact of following recommended lifestyle behaviors on cancer, cardiovascular disease, and all-cause mortality,...

2011-04-13 21:53:46

Stimulating lung's defenses against bacterial infection Researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health have developed a non-steroid based strategy for improving the lung's innate immune defense and decreasing inflammation that can be a problem for patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). In a study published in the April 13 edition of the journal Science Translational Medicine, the Johns Hopkins researchers targeted the Nrf2 pathway using sulforaphane,...

2011-04-04 13:03:21

Results of the NIH-AARP Diet and Health Study revealed that diabetes is associated with lower risk of prostate cancer in men but with higher risk of other cancers in both men and women. The data, to be presented at the AACR 102nd Annual Meeting 2011, held here April 2-6, also showed an association between diabetes and higher cancer mortality rates. Previous epidemiologic studies have shown an association between diabetes and an increased risk for cancers including colorectal, liver and...

2011-01-27 15:35:06

A new University of Illinois study provides convincing evidence that the way you prepare and consume your broccoli matters, and also suggests that teaming broccoli with broccoli sprouts may make the vegetable's anti-cancer effect almost twice as powerful. "Broccoli, prepared correctly, is an extremely potent cancer-fighting agent"”three to five servings a week are enough to have an effect. To get broccoli's benefits, though, the enzyme myrosinase has to be present; if it's not there,...

2011-01-06 17:05:26

Elevated fat and cholesterol levels found in a typical American-style diet play an important role in the growth and spread of breast cancer, say researchers at the Kimmel Cancer Center at Jefferson. The study, published in the January issue of The American Journal of Pathology, examines the role of fat and cholesterol in breast cancer development using a mouse model. The results show that mice fed a Western diet and predisposed to develop mammary tumors, can develop larger tumors that are...


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