Preventing Cancer

News About Soft Drinks

Quenching your thirst for answers about sodas and your health. Soft-drink lovers who thought they were doing something good for their health got a jolt-not the highly caffeinated soda kind-earlier this year when a report linked diet sodas to greater risk of stroke and heart attack. The surprising findings captured headlines and blared over the nightly news: In a study of 2,564 people

Routine PSA Screening for Prostate Cancer Nixed

The US Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) says healthy men dont need routine PSA (prostate specific antigen) screening

No Link Between Folic Acid Supplements and Colorectal Cancer

A new American Cancer Society study concludes that theres no evidence folic acid from fortified foods or supplements increases the risk of colorectal cancer. Earlier research, including a 2007 Tufts study

Whole Grains Could Lower Your Risk of Colorectal Cancer

Add a possible reduction in the risk of colorectal cancer to the wide-ranging health benefits of whole grains

Vitamin D Research Roundup

Pancreatic Cancer Patients More Likely to Lack Vitamin DPancreatic cancer, on the rise in the United States, may be deterred by maintaining adequate vitamin D status

Processed Meats Associated with Pancreatic Cancer

Eating processed meats such as bacon, sausage and ham appears to increase your relative risk of pancreatic cancer, as does red meat of

Review Slams Supplements Anti-Cancer Marketing

A review of the scientific evidence for the National Cancer Institute finds little support for

No Proof Gum Disease Causes Heart Disease

An expert review of 537 studies on periodontal disease and risk of heart attack or stroke

Caffeine Linked to Lower Skin-Cancer Risk

Could your morning cup of coffee, afternoon tea or diet cola reduce your risk of skin cancer

Meat, Eggs and Dairy Not Linked to Breast Cancer

While there are still plenty of reasons to watch your consumption of animal fats, a large European study concludes that meat, eggs and dairy products do not increase the risk of breast cancer. Results from the European Pros - pec tive Investigation into Cancer and Nutri - tion (EPIC) study of 319,826 women show no significant link between overall intake of these foods and breast-cancer risk.