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Wednesday, November 06, 2019

TESTOSTERONE REPLACEMENT

Men using testosterone were 33-42% LESS likely to get prostate cancer than men not on testosterone

Men given 12 or more injections of testosterone per year were 33% LESS likely to get prostate cancer during a 3-year follow-up than men not on testosterone replacement according to data from 189,491 men aged 40-60 years-old.

Men using testosterone gel 330 days or more per year were 42% LESS likely to get prostate cancer than men not on testosterone replacement.

This is the exact opposite of what was believed for many years.

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Posted by Larry Hobbs on Wed, Nov 06, 2019 4:45 pm | [0] comments

Tuesday, March 27, 2018

STATINS & CANCER

Do statins increase cancer? Yes, according to three doctors

Do statins increase cancer?

Yes, according to a letter published in Current Oncology.

The letter starts out by saying “prospective data suggest that statins actually increase cancer in certain segments of the population.”

Here are other quotes from the letter.

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Posted by Larry Hobbs on Tue, Mar 27, 2018 10:38 am | [0] comments

Sunday, December 25, 2016

GREEN TEA & CANCER

Men drinking 5 cups of green tea per day had a 48% lower risk of advanced prostate cancer

Men who drank 5 or more cups of green tea per day were 48% less likely to get advanced prostate cancer compared to men who drank less than one cup per day according to a 2007 study from researchers at the National Cancer Center in Japan.

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Posted by Larry Hobbs on Sun, Dec 25, 2016 1:21 pm | [0] comments

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

PROSTATE CANCER

Fat intake is not associated with prostate cancer

Fat intake is not associated with an increased risk of prostate cancer according to a 2015 review of the research.

Saturated fat intake was not.

Polyunsaturated fat was not.

Monounsaturated fat was not.

And total fat intake was not.

The same was true for advanced stage prostate cancer (with slightly different relative risks than those shown below).

“Current published cohort studies suggest no association between total fat, saturated fat, or unsaturated fat intake and the risk for [prostate cancer],” the authors of the paper concluded.

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Posted by Larry Hobbs on Tue, May 17, 2016 5:59 pm | [0] comments

Friday, March 04, 2016

GARLIC & CANCER

Men with a high intake of garlic had 19% less prostate cancer

Men consuming a high intake of garlic, which was not quantified, had 19% less prostate cancer compared to men who had a low intake of garlic according to a 2006 study from Milano, Italy which used data from an integrated network of Italian and Swiss case-control studies.

(Subjects were simply asked if they had a low intake, moderate intake or high intake of garlic.)

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Posted by Larry Hobbs on Fri, Mar 04, 2016 9:05 am | [0] comments

Thursday, September 24, 2015

COFFEE

6 cups of coffee per day associated with 60% lower risk of fatal prostate cancer

Men who consumed 6 or more cups of coffee per day were 60% less likely to get fatal prostate cancer over the next 20 years according to Health Professionals Follow-up Study.

“We observed a strong inverse association between coffee consumption and risk of lethal prostate cancer,” the authors of the study noted.

“The association appears to be related to non-caffeine components of coffee.”

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Posted by Larry Hobbs on Thu, Sep 24, 2015 3:03 am | [0] comments

Saturday, September 12, 2015

SSRI’s

SSRI’s may increase risk of breast cancer, notes Joan Mathews Larson PhD

SSRI’s may increase risk of breast cancer and prostate cancer, and interfere with REM sleep and cause memory problems notes Joan Mathews Larson PhD in this video clip.

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Posted by Larry Hobbs on Sat, Sep 12, 2015 2:25 am | [0] comments

Thursday, May 10, 2012

TESTOSTERONE

Older men given testosterone showed no evidence of increase risk of prostate cancer

Older men, who on average were 61-years-old, who were testosterone-deficient, and who were given injections of testosterone, lost an average of 35 pounds and showed no evidence of increase risk of prostate cancer according to a study presented on May 9th, 2012 at the 19th European Congress on Obesity in Lyon, France. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Larry Hobbs on Thu, May 10, 2012 10:40 am | [0] comments

Tuesday, November 28, 2006

CANCER

Excess weight accounts for 3-6% of all cancers in Europe

Among countries in the European Union, 3.4 percent of all cancers in men and 6.4 percent of all cancer in women are attributable to overweight and obesity according to a paper published in the British Medical Journal. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Larry Hobbs on Tue, Nov 28, 2006 8:16 am | [0] comments

Thursday, November 09, 2006

ONIONS / CANCER

Onions reduce cancer risk by 25-88%

People who consume the most onions reduce the risk of various cancers by 25-88 percent according to a study from Italy. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Larry Hobbs on Thu, Nov 09, 2006 4:27 am | [0] comments

Monday, August 28, 2006

PROSTATE CANCER

Obesity weakly increases the risk of prostate cancer

"[O]besity is weakly associated with an increased risk of prostate cancer," concludes a new meta-analysis of previous studies. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Larry Hobbs on Mon, Aug 28, 2006 3:00 am | [0] comments

Tuesday, June 07, 2005

PROSTATE CANCER

Obesity before the age of 30 reduces a man’s risk of prostate cancer by as much as 60%

Obesity in boys before the age of ten-years-old reduces the risk of prostate cancer later in life by 21 percent according to a new study. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Larry Hobbs on Tue, Jun 07, 2005 3:17 am | [0] comments

Friday, January 14, 2005

CANCER

Elevated blood sugar increases risk of death from cancer by 23-29%

Elevated fasting blood sugar levels -- above 140 mg/dL -- increase the risk of cancer death by 29 percent in men and 23 percent in women compared to people with the lowest blood sugar levels -- less than 90 mg/dL -- according to a study from Korea. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Larry Hobbs on Fri, Jan 14, 2005 4:19 am | [0] comments

Monday, September 27, 2004

Prostate Cancer: Obesity lowers the risk

Obesity lowers the risk of prostate cancer according to a new study from the University of Washington School of Medicine in Seattle, Washington. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Larry Hobbs on Mon, Sep 27, 2004 7:00 am | [0] comments

Wednesday, August 04, 2004

Prostate Cancer: Obesity increases risk 9-27% (corrected)

Being obese increases the risk of prostate cancer in men by 9-27 percent according to three very large recent studies. [The percentage was corrected on 08/04/04.] Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Larry Hobbs on Wed, Aug 04, 2004 12:19 pm | [0] comments

Wednesday, July 28, 2004

Prostate Cancer: Being 20-29 percent overweight increases risk of dying from by 37 percent

Being 20-29 percent over ideal weight increases the risk of a man dying from prostate cancer by 37 percent according to a study done by the American Cancer Society involving 750,000 people determined the risk of dying from individual diseases. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Larry Hobbs on Wed, Jul 28, 2004 3:35 am | [0] comments

Friday, April 09, 2004

Prostate cancer: Obesity increases risk

OBESITY INCREASES THE RISK OF PROSTATE CANCER as much as 40 percent concludes a recent study. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Larry Hobbs on Fri, Apr 09, 2004 12:15 am | [0] comments
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