Cancer: Compound found in broccoli, kale can suppress tumour growth

The decreased risk of cancer has for long been associated with consumption of broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower, collard greens, Brussels sprouts and kale, but the actual gene which works for it was not known. The current research has found that these cruciferous vegetables contain a molecule which inactivates a gene known as WWP1

Cancer: Compound found in broccoli, kale can suppress tumour growthThe body has its own mechanisms for fighting cancer, but sometimes they are too weak to suppress tumour growth. Now, scientists have found that broccoli, kale, and other cruciferous vegetables contain a compound that could reinvigorate one of these innate mechanisms. Researchers from Harvard Medical Schools Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston, Massachusetts, saw […]

Soy foods linked to fewer fractures in younger breast cancer survivors, finds study

A new paper in JNCI Cancer Spectrum, published by Oxford University Press, is the first study to find that diets high in soy foods are associated with a decreased risk of osteoporotic bone fractures in pre-menopausal breast cancer survivors

Soy foods linked to fewer fractures in younger breast cancer survivors, finds studyMany treatments for breast cancer can cause premature menopause and decrease bone mineral density. This leads to a higher incidence of osteoporosis-related fractures among survivors compared to healthy women in the same age range, and yet many factors connected to this increase in fracture risks are understudied. Researchers here studied the impact that BMI, exercise, […]

Consuming a healthy diet slashes breast cancer death risk in older women

A balanced, low-fat diet significantly lowers the risk of dying from breast cancer in postmenopausal women, according to new long-term data from the Women’s Health Initiative (WHI) Dietary Modification trial

Consuming a healthy diet slashes breast cancer death risk  in older women“Ours is the first randomised, controlled trial to prove that a healthy diet can reduce the risk of death from breast cancer. The balanced diet we designed is one of moderation, and after nearly 20 years of follow-up, the health benefits are still accruing,” lead investigator Dr Rowan Chlebowski from Harbor-UCLA Medical Center in Torrance, […]

Eating spinach can help regulate blood pressure and prevent cancer

Spinach is one of the leafy green vegetables that most people find unappetising. However, if you knew its health benefits, you would want to consume it on a regular basis

Eating spinach can help regulate blood pressure and prevent cancerSpinach or Spinacia Oleracea is a vegetable that originated from Persia (called Iran at present). It is related to quinoa and beets and it belongs to the amaranth family. Much like any other vegetable, spinach is full of antioxidants and nutrients, making it very healthy. Spinach is high in insoluble fibre and low in carbs. […]

Weight-loss surgery may help cut risk of breast cancer, finds study

Severely obese women who opt for weight-loss surgery may be cutting their risk of breast cancer along with their extra pounds, a large U.S. study suggests

Weight-loss surgery may help cut risk of breast cancer, finds studyResearchers compared two groups of women with morbid obesity: nearly 18,000 who underwent various forms of so-called bariatric surgery and nearly 54,000 who did not. The groups were similar in terms of age, medical conditions and body mass index (BMI, a ratio of weight to height). Researchers tracked the surgery group for an average of […]

Cancer: 7 signs you cannot afford to ignore

The word ‘caution’ signifies the care or the need to take action to avoid any mistake or danger. On the occasion of ‘World Cancer Day’ which is observed on the 4th of February, the word caution helped to recognise and establish the 7 most common and significant signs of cancer

Cancer: 7 signs you cannot afford to ignoreWhat does ‘caution’ stand for? Change in bowel or bladder: If you have been experiencing healthy and regular bowel movements but have begun to experience a sudden or gradual shift in this routine; be it the frequency, constipation, diarrhoea, change in shape or colour, bloody stools and rectal bleeding, these could be signs of cancer. […]

‘Breastfeeding is beneficial to both mother and child’

Studies say that those mothers who successfully breastfeed in the first 24 hours are less prone to depression that may occur due to hormone changes and other factors like poor sleep, tiredness and pain caused due to stitches. Breastfeeding also helps the uterus to contract thereby aiding in its return to its natural position in the pelvis

‘Breastfeeding is beneficial to both mother and child’It is a well-known fact that breastfeeding is essential for a newborn baby and that the mother’s milk is the best source of nutrition, aiding in sturdy growth and development of the child. It is not for nothing that we say that ‘Breast milk is the Best milk’. However, what many of us do not […]

Can diabetes influence cancer’s spread? Researchers find the answers

People with diabetes tend to have a higher risk of developing certain additional medical conditions, including problems with eyesight, heart disease, and other cardiovascular problems. Now, emerging evidence also suggests that diabetes could elevate the risk of tumours metastasising, or spreading, in cancer

Can diabetes influence cancer’s spread? Researchers find the answersSome researchers argue that there may be a direct link between having diabetes and exposure to an increased risk of metastasis in cancer. New research validates this idea, explaining how diabetes can elevate this risk. Recently, a team of researchers from Cornell University in Ithaca, New York, has explored the potential mechanisms underlying the relationship […]

Foods with low nutritional quality tied to higher cancer risk, reveals study

We know that a diet packed with sugary, fatty foods and a lack of exercise can make us more prone to developing a host of life-shortening illnesses, but this is thought to be the first large study to focus on the link between the nutritional content of our food and cancer

Foods with low nutritional quality tied to higher cancer risk, reveals studyPeople who regularly eat foods with a low nutritional quality have a higher risk of developing cancer. The study authors state that more countries should now enforce food labelling that clearly specifies nutritional value. The British Food Standards Agency developed their nutrient profiling system (FSAm-NPS) as a way to ensure that people are able to […]

‘Project Prerna’ initiative encourages women to undergo breast cancer screening

The Department of Community Medicine at K J Somaiya Medical College and Research began ‘Project Prerna’ to encourage women in low socio-economic groups in urban and rural areas of Maharashtra to undergo regular breast cancer screening

‘Project Prerna’ initiative encourages women to undergo breast cancer screeningThe breast cancer awareness and screening programme were started in the year 2014, as a community-based urban project in Pratiksha Nagar and later expanded to other urban and rural field practice areas. The project through Mahila Mandals and other organisations conducted awareness and health check-up camps in other parts of Mumbai like Kurla, Vashi and […]
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