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2009-11-04 06:50:00

In addition to protecting the heart, new research indicates that keeping cholesterol in check may also help reduce the chances of men developing aggressive prostate cancer. According to one study, men with cholesterol in a healthy range, below 200, had less than half the risk of developing high-grade prostate tumors when compared to men with high cholesterol. Another study found that men with high levels of HDL, or "good cholesterol," were a slightly less likely to develop any form of...

2009-11-03 15:23:57

Men with lower cholesterol are less likely than those with higher levels to develop high-grade prostate cancer - an aggressive form of the disease with a poorer prognosis, according to results of a Johns Hopkins collaborative study. In a prospective study of more than 5,000 U.S. men, epidemiologists say they now have evidence that having lower levels of heart-clogging fat may cut a man's risk of this form of cancer by nearly 60 percent. "For many reasons, we know that it's good to have a...

2009-11-03 14:36:28

A pair of studies in Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention, lay to rest the decades-long concern that lower total cholesterol may lead to cancer, and in fact lower cholesterol may reduce the risk of high-grade prostate cancer. Demetrius Albanes, M.D., a senior investigator at the National Cancer Institute, said early studies suggested that low cholesterol could increase the risk of certain types of cancer. "Our study affirms that lower total cholesterol may be caused by undiagnosed...

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2009-09-05 06:30:00

Broccoli has long been hailed as a heart healthy food, and now British scientists are certain that they know why. Researchers at Imperial College London have discovered a chemical in broccoli that could create a defense mechanism to shield arteries from heart attacks. The researchers found that sulforaphane, a chemical that broccoli is full of, could "switch on" a defensive protein. "We know that vegetables are clearly good for you, but surprisingly the molecular mechanisms of why they are...

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2009-06-03 09:48:12

A new review published in the Journal of Human Nutrition and Dietetics assessed whether certain modifications in diet have a beneficial effect on the prevention of prostate cancer. Results suggest that a diet low in fat and red meat and high in fruits and vegetables is beneficial in preventing and treating prostate cancer. Robert W.-L. Ma and K. Chapman conducted an evidence-based review of dietary recommendations in the prevention of prostate cancer as well as in the management of patients...

2009-04-28 08:42:00

BALTIMORE, April 28 /PRNewswire/ -- On Sunday, April 26, the FDA posted on its site (www.FDA.gov), a warning to consumers about possible contamination of alfalfa sprouts with Salmonella serotype Saintpaul. FDA has not requested a recall at this time. It is important for consumers, the media, and all of those involved in the growing, producing and selling of BroccoSprouts(R) broccoli sprouts, licensed by Brassica Protection Products LLC, to know that BroccoSprouts are not implicated in this...

2009-04-27 08:56:25

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are recommending people temporarily stop eating raw alfalfa sprouts. The federal agencies said their warning -- issued because sprouts have been linked to salmonella contamination -- includes sprout blends containing alfalfa sprouts. The investigation indicates that the problem may be linked to contamination of seeds for alfalfa sprouts, the FDA said in a statement. Because suspect lots of seeds may be...

2009-04-24 17:45:12

An immune cell thought to fight breast cancer may actually promote its spread, U.S. researchers say. The mice studies linked the spread of breast cancer to the lungs to production of an inflammatory protein -- called RANK ligand -- by immune system cells known as lymphocytes. Wei Tan and Michael Karin of the University of California, San Diego, say their findings establish RANK ligand as a potential marker to help determine breast cancer prognosis. Without lymphocytes, there is no metastasis,...

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2009-04-20 05:50:00

On Sunday, researchers announced that they have detected two substances in tobacco smoke that directly cause lung cancer. The findings could one day lead to accurate predictions of whether a smoker will develop the disease. According to the researchers, smokers who had high concentrations of nicotine byproduct NNAL had twice the risk of lung cancer than those with low concentrations of NNAL in their urine. Smokers who had high levels of NNAL and nicotine byproduct cotinine had eight times the...

2009-04-06 12:13:48

U.S. medical scientists say they have identified a protein that might help breast cancer cells spread throughout the body, resisting anti-cancer drugs. The University of California, Davis Cancer Center researchers said the protein -- Muc4 -- might be the essential ingredient that allows breast cancer to spread to other organs and resist therapeutic treatment. The scientists said they are among the first to characterize the role of Muc4 in the disease. Muc4 is member of a group of proteins...


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  • In music, a work for a keyboard-instrument, like the pianoforte or organ, originally intended to utilize and display varieties of touch: but the term has been extended so as to include many irregular works, similar to the prelude, the fantasia, and the improvisation.
This word is Italian in origin, coming from the feminine past participle of 'toccare,' to touch.
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