Archive for the ‘Nutrition’ Category

New Evidence On Folic Acid In Diet And Colon Cancer

New Evidence On Folic Acid In Diet And Colon Cancer Researchers in the United Kingdom and Texas are reporting a new, more detailed explanation for the link between low folate intake and an increased risk for colon cancer, the second leading cause of cancer death in the United States. Their study reinforces...
April 28th, 2009 | Nutrition | Read More

Dark Chocolate Fights Cancer

The great news is that in addition to being decadent and delicious, moderate amounts of dark chocolate may play a role in cancer prevention,” said Sally Scroggs, M.S., R.D., L.D., health education manager at The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center’s Cancer Prevention Center. Recent research...
April 26th, 2009 | Nutrition | Read More

Focus On Treating Malnutrition In Cancer Patients

Malnutrition is a common problem in cancer. It is estimated that between 31% and 87% of cancer patients will experience weight loss and malnutrition during the course of their disease. Such patients are left with a poorer response to treatment, worse quality of life and reduced survival. Yet the problem...
April 26th, 2009 | Nutrition | Read More

Acai, A Rare Exotic Fruit, May Be Our Next Superfood

Move over, Pomegranate — the acai berry is today’s top banana. Now billed as a super food, along with things like pomegranate and leafy greens, acai products have been huge sellers at Whole Foods, said Sharon Stroud, a certified nutritionist at the market in Tulsa, OK. Acai is a rare tropical...
March 4th, 2009 | Nutrition | Read More

Prostate Cancer Prevention: What You Can Do

You may help avoid prostate cancer by exercising and eating a low-fat diet rich in fruits, vegetables and fish. Maintaining a healthy weight can also help reduce your risk. There’s no sure way to prevent prostate cancer — but you can make some choices that might help reduce your risk. Prostate...
November 11th, 2008 | Nutrition, Prevention | Read More