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Can stress cause cancer? What you need to know

Chronic stress is known to negatively affect the body. It could trigger the development of inflammation and cardiometabolic disease. Stress can also contribute to the development of cancer. Previous studies showed that it can speed up the progression and worsen outcomes of the disease. But can stress be the main cause of cancer? The National […]

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Being overweight before turning 40 increases cancer risk, reveals study

The study showed that if you were overweight before age 40, the risk of developing cancer increases by: 70 per cent for endometrial cancer. 58 per cent for male renal-cell cancer. 29 per cent for male colon cancer. 15 per cent for all obesity-related cancers (both sexes). “Obesity is an established risk factor for several […]

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Alcohol boosts the risk of breast cancer – most women remain unaware

The study researchers analysed information from 205 women who were undergoing breast cancer screening or seeking treatment for breast cancer symptoms at a U.K. Hospital. The women were surveyed about their knowledge of risk factors for breast cancer. About half the women surveyed knew that smoking was a risk factor for breast cancer, and 30% […]

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Eating dinner early can reduce risk of breast, prostate cancer

Eating dinner early can reduce risk of breast, prostate cancer

The relationship between food and cancer has been investigated a great deal. For instance, regularly eating fresh vegetables has been shown to reduce cancer risk. Conversely, regularly eating red meat increases the risk of certain cancers. Over the years, there have also been a number of studies looking at the links between obesity and cancer. […]

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The effect of being overweight and obese on cancer risk is at least double than previously thought

The study published in the International Journal of Epidemiology was led by the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) and involved researchers from Bristol Medical School. The team conducted genetic analyses on eight common obesity-related cancer types. They compared the genetic Mendelian randomization estimates of the association between body mass index (BMI) and cancer […]

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Multiple sclerosis patients at a greater risk of cancer, reveals new study

Presented on June 30 at the 5th European Academy of Neurology (EAN) Congress in Oslo, Norway, the Norwegian study also indicated an increased risk of developing haematological cancers in non-MS siblings of MS patients, compared with both MS patients and the general population. Cancer risk among MS patients compared to the non-MS population: Respiratory cancer: […]

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Women with sleep apnoea are more likely to be diagnosed with cancer than men

Obstructive sleep apnoea, where the airways close completely or partially many times during sleep, reduces the levels of oxygen in the blood, and common symptoms include snoring, disrupted sleep and feeling excessively tired. The new study suggests that people who experience more closures of the airways during sleep and whose blood oxygen saturation levels drop […]

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Circadian rhythm disruption could lead to tumour growth

The study was done by Yool Lee, Amita Sehgal, and colleagues at the University of Pennsylvania. The results provide mechanistic support for ‘chronotherapy,’ the delivery of cancer drugs timed to the endogenous circadian rhythm. Circadian rhythms regulate many aspects of physiology from the organismic to the subcellular levels. Disruption of circadian rhythms, whether through jet […]

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

People 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 […]

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Diabetes tied to increased risk of advanced, aggressive breast cancer

Women with diabetes are more likely than those without the disease to be diagnosed with a more advanced and difficult to treat form of breast cancer, a Dutch study suggests. The researchers examined data on 6,267 women diagnosed with breast cancer from 2002 to 2014, including 1,567 patients with type 2 diabetes. Overall, women with […]

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