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2010-04-28 15:07:13

In studies on cancer, heart disease, neurological disorders and other degenerative conditions, some scientists are moving away from the "nature-versus-nurture" debate and are finding you're not a creature of either genetics or environment, but both "“ with enormous implications for a new approach to health. The new field of "epigenetics" is rapidly revealing how people, plants and animals do start with a certain genetic code at conception. But the choice of which genes are "expressed,"...

2008-12-15 09:52:36

An anti-cancer compound found in broccoli and cabbage works by blocking a key enzyme associated with rapidly advancing cancer. The compound found in the veggies, indole-3-carbinol, is already in human clinical trials because of its ability to stop breast and prostate cancer growth in mice. The new findings are the first to explain how indole-3-carbinol stops cell growth. Researchers at the University of California, Berkeley, showed that indole-3-carbinol inhibits the enzyme elastase. Elastase...

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2008-12-03 15:35:00

An anti-cancer compound found in broccoli and cabbage works by lowering the activity of an enzyme associated with rapidly advancing breast cancer, according to a University of California, Berkeley, study appearing this week in the online early edition of the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.The compound, indole-3-carbinol, is already undergoing clinical trials in humans because it was found to stop the growth of breast and prostate cancer cells in mice.The new findings...

2008-07-18 09:00:21

By SUZY COHEN Q: I have a vaginal fibroid that is about the size of an egg. It's attached at the opening of the vagina and is very painful. What can I take that is natural to help shrink it? -- C.A., Orlando, Fla. A: Fibroids are noncancerous growths. Fibroids need estrogen to grow; if you reduce the amount of estrogen in the body, they retreat. This is why menopausal women seem to trade in their fibroids for hot flashes. Some fibroids grow to the size of a grapefruit. Hysterectomies...