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2008-11-19 09:00:00

The cancer preventive properties of broccoli and other cruciferous vegetables appear to work specifically in smokers, according to data presented at the American Association for Cancer Research's Seventh Annual International Conference on Frontiers in Cancer Prevention Research. Cruciferous vegetables have been shown to be protective in numerous studies, but this is the first comprehensive study that showed a protective benefit in smokers, specifically in former smokers, according to lead...

2008-11-06 15:00:29

U.S. medical scientists say they've determined chronic inflammation can cause stomach cancer -- the second leading cause of cancer deaths in the world. The multi-center research team led by Columbia University Medical Center said it discovered, for the first time, that elevated levels of a single pro-inflammatory cytokine, an immune system protein called IL-1 Beta, can start the progression towards stomach cancer. The scientists said they hope their finding will lead to development of ways...

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2008-09-15 09:15:00

New research suggests that a substance found in broccoli may prevent some damage that leads to serious lung disease. US researchers found that sulforapane, commonly found in broccoli and brussel sprouts, increased the action of the NRF2 gene in human lungs, thus protecting cells from damage normally caused by toxins. Sulforapane was also recently found to protect against blood vessel damage caused by diabetes. The same types of vegetables have also been linked to a lower risk of heart...

2008-09-05 21:00:22

Sprouters Northwest Inc. has recalled alfalfa sprouts after an outbreak of Salmonellosis in Oregon and Washington state. The U.S. Department of Agriculture said the sprouts may be linked to 13 cases of Salmonella Typhimirium infection. Nine of the illnesses were reported in Washington and four were in Oregon. At least two people were hospitalized, the Washington State Health Department said The sprouts were sold in a variety of package sizes labeled "Alfalfa Sprouts," or as mixed...

2008-09-04 12:00:07

A man's height is a modest marker for prostate cancer risk but is more strongly linked to progression of the cancer, British researchers suggest. Twelve researchers at four universities in England studied more than 9,000 men with and without prostate cancer and estimated that the risk of developing the disease rises by about 6 percent for every 10 centimeters, or 3.9 inches, in height a man is over the shortest group of men in the study. Lead author Luisa Zuccolo of the University of...

2008-08-22 09:01:11

Synta Pharmaceuticals Corp., (NASDAQ: SNTA) today announced the publication of new findings in the American Association for Cancer Research journal, Molecular Cancer Therapeutics that describe the novel mechanism of action of elesclomol: driving programmed cell death (apoptosis) in cancer cells through the selective induction of oxidative stress. Elesclomol is currently in a global, pivotal Phase 3 clinical trial (SYMMETRY(SM)) in combination with paclitaxel for the treatment of metastatic...

2008-08-13 06:00:29

VIOLA, Wis., Aug. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- GoMacro offers Omega-3 MacroNutrient Bars for the health conscious consumer interested in lots of nutrients to boost their immune system and create optimum energy. GoMacro (gomacro.com), maker of organic, vegan and macrobiotic nutrition bars has created three new flavors of MacroNutrient Bars: Banana Almond Crunch, Cashew Mesquite and Chocolate Crunch, using raw organic agave nectar and superfood blends of organic flax sprouts, quinoa, broccoli...

2008-08-07 06:00:10

By Lyndsay Moss Health Correspondent NOW there is another good reason to eat your greens. Broccoli, the superfood already credited with the potential to fight cancer, cataracts and stomach ulcers, has been found to aid diabetics. Researchers believe a compound in the vegetable could reverse the negative effects of diabetes on the heart. While studies are at an early stage, scientists believe broccoli could be a significant weapon in the battle against heart disease. Diabetes raises...

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2008-08-06 15:50:00

New research suggests that eating broccoli could reverse the damage caused by diabetes to heart blood vessels. A research team from the University of Warwick believes the key is a compound found in the vegetable, called sulforaphane. Sulforaphane encourages production of enzymes which protect the blood vessels, and a reduction in high levels of molecules which cause significant cell damage. Brassica vegetables such as broccoli have previously been linked to a lower risk of heart attacks and...

2008-07-14 18:00:40

Higher education is good for the mind, and new research by the American Cancer Society says it good for the body as well. The study indicates people with a college degree or more than 16 years of education die less often from lung, colorectal, prostate and breast cancers, researchers said in a news release Monday on Ivanhoe Newswire. Black and white men at that education level had a statistically significant decrease in death rates from prostate, lung and colorectal cancer, researchers...


Word of the Day
siliqua
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'
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