Researchers reveal: Sugary supplement mannose could help fight cancer

Mannose sugar, a nutritional supplement, can both slow tumour growth and enhance the effects of chemotherapy in mice with multiple types of cancer, a new study shows. The findings are a step towards understanding how mannose could be used to help treat cancer

Researchers reveal: Sugary supplement mannose could help fight cancerTumours use more glucose than normal, healthy tissues. However, it is very hard to control the amount of glucose in your body through diet alone. In this study, the researchers found that mannose can interfere with glucose to reduce how much sugar cancer cells can use. “Tumours need a lot of glucose to grow, so […]

Breast cancer: Tumours larger in obese women, yet difficult to detect

New research suggests that in addition to being at higher risk of developing breast cancer, overweight women are more likely to have larger tumours at the time of diagnosis. These women may need more frequent mammograms to help spot early tumours, say researchers, but experts say more evidence is needed

Breast cancer: Tumours larger in obese women, yet difficult to detectOverweight women should be screened for breast cancer more frequently as they have a greater chance of rapidly developing hard-to-treat tumours, a new study shows. These women may need more frequent mammograms to help spot early tumours, say researchers, but experts say more evidence is needed. Some women who are at higher risk of breast […]

Indulgent grandparents can have negative impact children’s health

Although grandparents may be well-intentioned when they pamper their grandchildren and shower them with sweets, or give them a break from the strict parental rule that may prohibit certain foods, sugary drinks, or harmful behaviours, this is precisely the sort of conduct that can lead to negative health outcomes in the children

Indulgent grandparents can have negative impact children’s healthThe University of Glasgow study, published in PLOS One journal, suggests grandparents are often inclined to treat and overfeed children. The study also found some were smoking in front of their grandchildren and not giving them sufficient exercise. But Maureen Lipman, a grandmother of two, said: “The grandparents’ job is always definitely to indulge.” The […]