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Thursday, December 12, 2019

FLAXSEED

Flaxseed consumption is associated with an 18% lower risk of breast cancer, flax bread, 23% lower

Consumption of flaxseed was associated with an 18% lower risk of breast cancer, and consumption of flax bread was associated with a 23% lower risk of breast cancer according to a study from Cancer Care Ontario.

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Monday, November 18, 2019

CHILDHOOD ILLNESS & CANCER

Women who had mumps had a 19% lower risk of ovarian cancer

Women who had mumps had a 19% lower risk of ovarian cancer according to a study from researchers from Harvard Medical School.

This is more evidence that childhood illnesses may help to protect us from heart attack, stroke and certain cancers.

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MEASLES & CANCER

People who had childhood measles were 66% less likely to have Hodgkin’s lymphoma

People who had childhood measles, versus those who did not, were

  • 66% less likely to have Hodgkin’s lymphoma
  • 40% less likely to have non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma
  • 71% less likely to have follicular B-cell non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma.

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MEASLES & CANCER

People who had childhood chickenpox were 47% less likely to have Hodgkin’s lymphoma

People who had childhood chickenpox, versus those who did not, were 47% less likely to have Hodgkin’s lymphoma according to a study from Italy.

This is more evidence that childhood illnesses may help to protect us from certain diseases including heart attack, stroke and certain cancers.

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Posted by Larry Hobbs on Mon, Nov 18, 2019 2:10 pm | [0] comments

Saturday, September 14, 2019

CANCER / POTASSIUM

Decreased potassium in cells may help explain why obesity increases risk of cancer

Obesity is associated with an increased risk of numerous cancers. One of the reasons for this may be because obesity increases concentrations of sodium in cells, and decreases potassium. This according to a very interesting paper from 1996.

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Posted by Larry Hobbs on Sat, Sep 14, 2019 8:42 am | [2] comments

Tuesday, April 02, 2019

CHILDHOOD ILLNESSES

People who reported three childhood infections 40% less likely to have non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma

People who reported a history of three (3) childhood infections or more were 40% less likely to have non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma compared with those that reported no infection according to a 2005 study.

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CHILDHOOD ILLNESSES

People who reported childhood measles 66% less likely to have Hodgkin’s lymphoma

People who reported a history of childhood measles were 66% less likely to have Hodgkin’s lymphoma compared with those that reported not having had childhood measles according to a 2005 study.

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CHILDHOOD ILLNESSES

People who reported childhood measles 40% less likely to have non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma

People who reported a history of childhood measles were 40% less likely to have non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma compared with those that reported not having had childhood measles according to a 2005 study.

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CHILDHOOD ILLNESSES

People who reported childhood chickenpox 47% less likely to have Hodgkin’s lymphoma

People who reported a history of childhood chickenpox 47% less likely to have non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma compared with those that reported not having had childhood measles according to a 2005 study.

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Wednesday, October 24, 2018

RED MEAT

Replacing one serving of red meat per day with fish lowers risk of death by 7% over 22 years

Replacing one serving of red meat per day with one serving of fish would reduce the risk of death by an estimated 7% over 22 to 28 years according to two studies analyzed by researchers from the Harvard School of Public Health in Boston, Massachusetts, USA. Read the entire article | Email this article
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RED MEAT

Replacing one serving of red meat per day with legumes lowers risk of death by 10% over 22 years

Replacing one serving of red meat per day with one serving of legumes would reduce the risk of death by an estimated 10% over 22 to 28 years according to two studies analyzed by researchers from the Harvard School of Public Health in Boston, Massachusetts, USA. Read the entire article | Email this article
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RED MEAT

Replacing one serving of red meat per day w/ low-fat dairy lowers risk of death by 10% over 22 years

Replacing one serving of red meat per day with one serving of low-fat dairy would reduce the risk of death by an estimated 10% over 22 to 28 years according to two studies analyzed by researchers from the Harvard School of Public Health in Boston, Massachusetts, USA. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Larry Hobbs on Wed, Oct 24, 2018 8:00 am | [0] comments

RED MEAT

Replacing one serving of red meat per day with poultry lowers risk of death by 14% over 22 years

Replacing one serving of red meat per day with one serving of poultry would reduce the risk of death by an estimated 14% over 22 to 28 years according to two studies analyzed by researchers from the Harvard School of Public Health in Boston, Massachusetts, USA. Read the entire article | Email this article
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RED MEAT

Replacing one serving of red meat per day w/ whole grains lowers risk of death by 14% over 22 years

Replacing one serving of red meat per day with one serving of whole grains would reduce the risk of death by an estimated 14% over 22 to 28 years according to two studies analyzed by researchers from the Harvard School of Public Health in Boston, Massachusetts, USA. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Larry Hobbs on Wed, Oct 24, 2018 7:40 am | [0] comments

Sunday, October 14, 2018

STATINS & CANCER

Statins do NOT increase cancer survival, may increase risk of death 7%

Statins do not increase cancer survival as some studies have claimed.

When researchers eliminated biases from study designs, they found that there was no difference in cancer survival between statin users and non-users.

There was no difference in cancer survival between users and non-users (0% difference), but there was a 7% increased risk of dying overall in statin users versus non-users during the 3-year follow-up period, but this difference was not statistically significant.

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Wednesday, August 01, 2018

STATINS & CANCER

Prolonged use of statins associated with a 18% increased risk of lung cancer

Prolonged use of statins for more than 4 years was associated with an 18% increased risk of lung cancer according to a recent analysis of data from 574 UK general practices from 1998-2008.

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STATINS & CANCER

Prolonged use of statins associated with a 23% increased risk of colorectal cancer

Prolonged use of statins for more than 4 years was associated with a 23% increased risk of colorectal cancer according to a recent analysis of data from 574 UK general practices from 1998-2008.

Prolonged use of atorvastatin (Lipitor) for more than 4 years was associated with a 51% increased risk of colorectal cancer.

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STATINS & CANCER

Prolonged use of statins associated with a 29% increased risk of bladder cancer

Prolonged use of statins for more than 4 years was associated with a 29% increased risk of bladder cancer according to a recent analysis of data from 574 UK general practices from 1998-2008.

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Monday, May 28, 2018

STATINS & CANCER

People given a statin had 25% more new cancers

People given the statin, pravastatin (Pravachol), had 25% more cancer than those given a placebo in the PROSPER trial.

  • 65% more breast cancer
  • 46% more gastrointestinal cancer
  • 12% more respiratory cancer
  • 41% more other cancers
  • and they did not including non-melanoma skin cancer.
    (Previous studies have found that statins increase the risk of non-melanoma skin cancers.)

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Posted by Larry Hobbs on Mon, May 28, 2018 11:54 am | [0] comments

Sunday, May 27, 2018

STATINS & CANCER

Women given a statin (pravastatin) had 12-times as much breast cancer

Women given the statin, pravastatin (Pravachol), had 12-times as much breast cancer as women given a placebo in the CARE trial.

Drug companies and their paid researchers have tried to convince people that statins lower the risk of cancer, but this study and many others suggest that the exact opposite is true — that statins increase the risk of cancer, not decrease the risk.

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Posted by Larry Hobbs on Sun, May 27, 2018 8:22 am | [0] comments

Saturday, May 26, 2018

STATINS & CANCER

Long-term statin use increases breast cancer 2-fold

Long-term statin use (10 years or more) is associated with a more than 2-fold increased risk of breast cancer according to researchers at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle, Washington.

Drug companies 
and their paid researchers have tried to convince people that 
statins lower the risk of cancer,
 but this study 
and many others 
suggest that the 
exact opposite is true — 
that statins increase the risk of cancer, not decrease the risk.

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Posted by Larry Hobbs on Sat, May 26, 2018 10:03 am | [0] comments

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

EXERCISE & CANCER

High levels of leisure-time physical activity associated with lower risk of 13 cancers

High levels of leisure-time physical activity were associated with a lower risk of 13 types of cancer when compared to people with low levels of leisure-time physical activity according to a study done by researchers at the U.S. National Cancer Institute.

The 13 cancers associated with a lower risk were:

  • 10% lower risk of breast cancer
  • 13% lower risk of bladder cancer
  • 13% lower risk of rectal cancer
  • 15% lower risk of head and neck cancer
  • 16% lower risk of colon cancer
  • 17% lower risk of multiple myeloma
  • 20% lower risk of myeloid leukemia
  • 21% lower risk of endometrial cancer
  • 22% lower risk of gastric cardia
  • 23% lower risk of kidney cancer
  • 26% lower risk of lung cancer
  • 27% lower risk of liver cancer
  • 42% lower risk of esophageal cancer

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Posted by Larry Hobbs on Wed, May 16, 2018 8:09 am | [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

Friday, February 23, 2018

PROCESSED FOOD & CANCER

10% increase in ultra-processed food intake associated with 12% higher risk of cancer

A 10% increase in the consumption of ultra-processed foods was associated with a 12% higher overall cancer risk according to a large study from France.

“In this large prospective study, a 10% increase in the proportion of ultra-processed foods in the diet was associated with a significant increase of greater than 10% in risks of overall and breast cancer,” the authors of the study concluded.

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Posted by Larry Hobbs on Fri, Feb 23, 2018 6:05 pm | [0] comments

PROCESSED FOOD & BREAT CANCER

10% increase in ultra-processed food intake associated with 11% higher risk of breast cancer

A 10% increase in the consumption of ultra-processed foods was associated with a 11% higher breast cancer risk according to a large study from France.

“In this large prospective study, a 10% increase in the proportion of ultra-processed foods in the diet was associated with a significant increase of greater than 10% in risks of overall and breast cancer,” the authors of the study concluded.

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Wednesday, August 09, 2017

COFFEE

2 cup/day increase in coffee consumption associated w/ 3% fewer breast cancer deaths in non-smokers

Among non-smokers, a 2 cup/day increase in coffee consumption was associated with a:

  • 3% lower risk of dying from breast cancer
  • 3% lower risk of dying from colorectal cancer
  • 8% lower risk of dying from liver cancer

during a 30-year follow-up (1982-2012).

Among smokers and former-smokers, coffee consumption was associated with an increase in cancer deaths.

The study, done by the American Cancer Society, included 922,896 Cancer Prevention Study-II participants aged 28-94 years who completed a four-page questionnaire and were cancer free at baseline in 1982.

“These findings are consistent with many other studies that suggest coffee drinking is associated with a lower risk of colorectal, liver, female breast and head and neck cancer,” the authors of the study concluded.

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Posted by Larry Hobbs on Wed, Aug 09, 2017 6:26 pm | [0] comments

COFFEE

2-3 cups of coffee/day associated w/ 28% lower risk of head & neck cancer deaths in non-smokers

Among non-smokers, consuming 2-3 cups of coffee per day was associated with a:

  • 28% lower risk of dying from head & neck cancer

during a 30-year follow-up (1982-2012).

Among smokers and former-smokers, coffee consumption was associated with an increase in cancer deaths.

The study, done by the American Cancer Society, included 922,896 Cancer Prevention Study-II participants aged 28-94 years who completed a four-page questionnaire and were cancer free at baseline in 1982.

“These findings are consistent with many other studies that suggest coffee drinking is associated with a lower risk of colorectal, liver, female breast and head and neck cancer,” the authors of the study concluded.

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COFFEE

2 cup/day increase in coffee consumption assoc. w/ 7% more esophageal cancer deaths in non-smokers

Among non-smokers, a 2 cup/day increase in coffee consumption was associated with a:

  • 7% increased risk of dying from esophageal cancer

during a 30-year follow-up (1982-2012).

However, the risk of dying from breast cancer, colorectal cancer and liver cancer was reduced in non-smokers.

Among smokers and former-smokers, coffee consumption was associated with an increase in cancer deaths.

The study, done by the American Cancer Society, included 922,896 Cancer Prevention Study-II participants aged 28-94 years who completed a four-page questionnaire and were cancer free at baseline in 1982.

“These findings are consistent with many other studies that suggest coffee drinking is associated with a lower risk of colorectal, liver, female breast and head and neck cancer,” the authors of the study concluded.

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Tuesday, June 27, 2017

STATINS

Pravastatin increases new cancers by 25% in the elderly

There were 25% more new cancers in elderly people 70-82 who were given 40 mg of pravastatin (Pravachol) per day to lower cholesterol compared to those given a placebo according to the PROSPER trial.

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Saturday, March 11, 2017

HDL CHOLESTEROL

Men with low HDL levels of 30 mg/dl were 61% more likely to die from cancer over 4.9 years

Men with low HDL cholesterol levels of 30 mg/dl or less were 61% times more likely to die from cancer during an average follow-up of 4.9 years than men with HDL levels of 41-50 mg/dl according to a 2016 study from Canada.

The study found that HDL levels that were either too high (>90 mg/dl) or too low (≤30 mg/dl) were associated with an increased risk of death when compared to men and women with more moderate HDL levels (41-80 mg/dl).

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HDL CHOLESTEROL

Women with low HDL levels of 30 mg/dl were 2X more likely to die from cancer over 4.9 years

Women with low HDL cholesterol levels of 30 mg/dl or less were 2 times more likely to die from cancer during an average follow-up of 4.9 years than women with HDL levels of 51-60 mg/dl according to a 2016 study from Canada.

The study found that HDL levels that were either too high (>90 mg/dl) or too low (≤30 mg/dl) were associated with an increased risk of death when compared to men and women with more moderate HDL levels (41-80 mg/dl).

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Friday, March 10, 2017

HDL CHOLESTEROL

Men with high HDL levels above 90 mg/dl were 36% more likely to die from cancer over 4.9 years

Men with high HDL cholesterol levels of greater than 90 mg/dl were 36% more likely to die from cancer during an average follow-up of 4.9 years than men with HDL levels of 51-60 mg/dl according to a 2016 study from Canada.

(3.4 per 1,000 men with HDL levels greater than 90 mg/dl died from cardiovascular disease versus 2.5 men with HDL levels of 51-60 mg/dl. 3.4 divided by 2.5 equals 1.36.)

The study found that HDL levels that were either too high (>90 mg/dl) or too low (≤30 mg/dl) were associated with an increased risk of death when compared to men with more moderate HDL levels (41-80 mg/dl).

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Posted by Larry Hobbs on Fri, Mar 10, 2017 12:10 pm | [0] comments

HDL CHOLESTEROL

Women with high HDL levels above 90 mg/dl were 10% more likely to die from cancer over 4.9 years

Women with high HDL cholesterol levels of greater than 90 mg/dl were 100% more likely to die from cancer during an average follow-up of 4.9 years than women with HDL levels of 61-70 mg/dl according to a 2016 study from Canada.

(2.2 per 1,000 women with HDL levels greater than 90 mg/dl died versus 2.0 women with HDL levels of 61-70 mg/dl. 2.2 divided by 2.0 equals 1.10.)

The study found that HDL levels that were either too high (>90 mg/dl) or too low (≤30 mg/dl) were associated with an increased risk of death when compared to women with more moderate HDL levels (41-80 mg/dl).

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Posted by Larry Hobbs on Fri, Mar 10, 2017 11:44 am | [0] comments

HDL CHOLESTEROL

Women with high HDL levels above 90 mg/dl were 50% more likely to die from other causes over 5 years

Women with high HDL cholesterol levels of greater than 90 mg/dl were 50% more likely to die from causes other than dying from cancer or cardiovascular disease during an average follow-up of 4.9 years than women with HDL levels of 61-70 mg/dl according to a 2016 study from Canada.

(3.0 per 1,000 women with HDL levels greater than 90 mg/dl died versus 2.0 women with HDL levels of 61-70 mg/dl. 3.0 divided by 2.0 equals 1.50.)

The study found that HDL levels that were either too high (>90 mg/dl) or too low (≤30 mg/dl) were associated with an increased risk of death when compared to women with more moderate HDL levels (41-80 mg/dl).

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Posted by Larry Hobbs on Fri, Mar 10, 2017 11:42 am | [0] comments

Thursday, March 09, 2017

GREEN TEA

Cancer onset delayed 7 years in women drinking 10 cups of green tea per day (74 years vs 67 years)

The average age of cancer onset in women drinking 10 or more cups of green tea per day was delayed by 7 years when compared to women who drank 3 cups of green tea or less—74-years-old versus 67-years-old—according to a recent study.

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Posted by Larry Hobbs on Thu, Mar 09, 2017 2:09 pm | [0] comments

GREEN TEA

Cancer onset delayed 3 years in men drinking 10 cups of green tea per day (68 years vs 65 years)

The average age of cancer onset in men drinking 10 or more cups of green tea per day was delayed by 3 years when compared to men who drank 3 cups of green tea or less—67-years-old versus 65-years-old—according to a recent study.

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Wednesday, March 08, 2017

GREEN TEA

Men who consumed 10 cups of green tea per day were 46% less likely to get cancer

Men consuming over 10 cups of green tea per day were 46% less likely to get cancer over some number of years of follow-up compared to men who consumed less than 3 cups of green tea per day according to a study of 8,552 general residents in Saitama Prefecture, Japan.

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Posted by Larry Hobbs on Wed, Mar 08, 2017 3:47 pm | [0] comments

GREEN TEA

Women who consumed 10 cups of green tea per day were 43% less likely to get cancer

Women consuming over 10 cups of green tea per day were 43% less likely to get cancer over some number of years of follow-up compared to women who consumed less than 3 cups of green tea per day according to a study of 8,552 general residents in Saitama Prefecture, Japan.

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Posted by Larry Hobbs on Wed, Mar 08, 2017 3:41 pm | [0] comments

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

VEGETARIANISM

Vegetarians have a 22% lower risk of colorectal cancer than non-vegetarians

Vegetarians had a 22% lower risk of colorectal cancer during a 7.3 year follow-up compared to non-vegetarians according to a study from researchers at Loma Linda University in Loma Linda, California, USA.

There was a 19% lower risk of colon cancer and a 29% lower risk of rectal cancer in vegetarians versus non-vegetarians.

“Vegetarian diets are associated with an overall lower incidence of colorectal cancers,” the authors of the study concluded.

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Posted by Larry Hobbs on Tue, Jan 10, 2017 11:42 am | [0] comments

VEGETARIANISM

Vegetarians who eat seafood and fish have a 43% lower risk of colorectal cancer than non-vegetarians

Pescovegetarians, that is vegetarians who also eat seafood and fish, had a 43% lower risk of colorectal cancer during a 7.3 year follow-up compared to non-vegetarians according to a study from researchers at Loma Linda University in Loma Linda, California, USA.

“Pescovegetarians in particular have a much lower risk [of colorectal cancer] compared with non vegetarians,” the authors of the study noted.

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