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« on: July 21, 2011, 05:22:43 PM »
                                              Tall people at greater cancer risk




The likelihood of developing the disease rises 16 per cent for every extra four inches in height among women - and a similar pattern is also seen in men.

Although previous research has linked height with particular tumours - such as breast in women and testicular in men - new findings show the phenomenon is not restricted to any types of the disease.

Dr Jane Green, who led the research, said: "The fact that the link between height and cancer risk seems to be common to many different types of cancer in different people suggests there may be a basic common mechanism, perhaps acting early in peoples' lives, when they are growing.

"Of course people cannot change their height. And being taller has actually been linked to a lower risk of other conditions, such as heart disease."

Hormone levels related to childhood growth, and in turn to cancer risk in later life, could be behind the phenomenon.

It was also suggested the link could simply be down to the fact that taller people have more cells in their bodies, and so a greater chance of developing cancerous cell changes.

Dr Green said: "One possible reason is fairly obvious - tall people have more cells so there is a greater chance that one of them could mutate.

"But being tall is also related to hormonal growth factors which leads to a higher turnover of cells and this is an interesting possibility.

"There is nothing we can do about our height but these findings may open the door to discovering how some cancers may develop."

She went on: "Although we carried out our study in women when we compared the results to previous ones involving both sexes we found a similar link between cancer and height in men.

"So there is no gender bias and the association seems to apply to a range of cancers - it's just most studies have been carried out on the more common ones like breast and colorectal."

Dr Green and colleagues, whose findings are published online in The Lancet Oncology, said previous studies have shown a link between height and cancer risk but their's extends the findings to more cancers and for women with differing lifestyles and economic backgrounds.

The results also suggest increases in the height of populations over the course of the 20th century might explain some of the changes in cancer incidence over time.

The height of European adults increased by about 1cm (0.39 inches) per decade during the twentieth century, and the study suggests that this may explain around 10-15 per cent of the rise in cancer cases seen over this period.

The researchers assessed the association between height and cancer among 97,000 cases identified from the Million Women Study which included 1.3 million middle-aged women in the UK enrolled between 1996 and 2001.

During an average follow-up time of about ten years the largest study of its kind found the risk rose in tandem with height and included at least ten types of the disease including breast, skin, bowel, leukaemia and ovarian - a wider range than initially thought.

The researchers who looked at women with heights ranging from under 155cm (5ft 1in) to 175cm (5ft 9in) and taller then compared their results with those from ten previous studies involving both men and women and found they were strikingly similar.

Dr Green said: "We showed the link between greater height and increased total cancer risk is similar across many different populations from Asia, Australasia, Europe, and North America."

Dr Andrew Renehan, of Manchester University, who reviewed the study for the journal, said: "In the future, researchers need to explore the predictive capacities of direct measures of nutrition, psychosocial stress and illness during childhood, rather than final adult height."

Sara Hiom, director of health information at Cancer Research UK, said: "Tall people need not be alarmed by these results.

"Most people are not a lot taller (or shorter) than average, and their height will only have a small effect on their individual cancer risk.

"This study confirms the link between height and cancer paving the way for studies to help us understand why this is so.

"On average, people in the UK have a more than one in three chance of developing cancer in their lifetime. So it's important that everyone is aware of what is normal for their body and go see their doctor as quickly as possible if they notice any unusual changes.

"And while we can't control our height, there are many lifestyle choices people can make that we know have a greater impact on reducing the risk of cancer such as not smoking, moderating alcohol, keeping a healthy weight and being physically active."



References:::http://www.telegraph.co.uk/health/healthnews/8649756/Tall-people-at-greater-cancer-risk.html
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Re: Cancer
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Edible Healing: Food Cures for Cancer
A doctor with a malignant tumor sets out to find his cure. And comes back with dinner.
By David Servan-Schreiber, MD, PhD
•   My Diagnosis
•   Doctor's Orders
•   Quest for Change
•   Anticancer Diet
•   A Health-Boosting Beverage
•   Two Tumor-Tackling Spices
•   Vital Veggies
•   Proteins for a Better Prognosis
•   Disease-Fighting Fruits
•   Cure It with Dessert
 
Doctor's Orders
How I fought my diagnosis

I was diagnosed with brain cancer about 16 years ago. I received chemotherapy and went into remission, but the cancer came back and I endured two surgeries and 13 months of chemotherapy. I asked my oncologist if I ought to change my diet to avoid another recurrence. His answer was perfectly stereotypical: "Eat what you like. It won't make much difference."

He was wrong.

The extensive research published in the last decade alone proves that what you eat can have a profound effect on your protection against cancer. But my doctor's answer was hardly surprising. It's a little-known fact that nutrition is barely taught in med schools, where the solution to most problems is a drug. And doctors don't trust patients to make lifestyle changes. I recall a conversation with a fellow physician at a conference after I spoke on the importance of a healthy diet in fighting disease. "You may be right, David, but people don't want to change," he said. "They just want to take a pill and forget about it." I don't know whether he's right, but after all the study I've done, I know it isn't true for me.


 
Quest for Change
Discovering cancer-fighting foods
I spent months researching the healing powers of food before I fully grasped my own natural cancer-fighting potential. I met with a variety of researchers, scoured medical databases, and combed scientific publications. I traveled all over the world and consulted experts from nearly every continent.

In my quest, I discovered that the list of anticancer foods is actually quite long. Some foods block natural bodily processes such as inflammation that fuels cancer growth. Others force cancer cells to die through a process that specialists call apoptosis. Still other foods assist the body in detoxifying cancer-causing toxins or protecting against free radicals. But most of them attack the disease on a variety of fronts. And they do it every day, three times a day, without provoking any side effects. To avoid the disease, it's essential to take advantage of this natural protection, and nurture it.

I've learned that the anticancer diet is the exact opposite of the typical American meal: mostly colorful vegetables and legumes, plus unsaturated fats (olive, canola, or flaxseed oils), garlic, herbs, and spices. Meat and eggs are optional. Through extensive research, I devised a list of the most promising cancer fighters, along with recommendations on how to make the most of their potential. Include at least one, and preferably two, at every meal, to maximize your protection.

Edible Healing: Food Cures for Cancer
 


Anticancer Diet
Disease-proof your life
I've learned that the anticancer diet is the exact opposite of the typical American meal: mostly colorful vegetables and legumes, plus unsaturated fats (olive, canola, or flaxseed oils), garlic, herbs, and spices. Meat and eggs are optional. Through extensive research, I devised a list of the most promising cancer fighters, along with recommendations on how to make the most of their potential. Include at least one, and preferably two, at every meal, to maximize your protection.

Edible Healing: Food Cures for Cancer


 
A Health-Boosting Beverage
Best drinks for bettering your body
Green tea is rich in compounds called polyphenols, including catechins (and particularly EGCG), which reduce the growth of new blood vessels that feed tumors. It's also a powerful antioxidant and detoxifier (activating enzymes in the liver that eliminate toxins from the body), and it encourages cancer cell death. In the laboratory, it has even been shown to increase the effect of radiation on cancer cells.

Japanese green tea (sencha, gyokuro, matcha, etc.) contains more EGCG than common varieties of Chinese green tea, making it the most potent source on the market; look in Asian groceries and tea shops. Black and oolong teas, commonly used to produce popular tea blends such as Earl Grey, are less effective because they've been fermented, which destroys a large proportion of their polyphenols. Decaffeinated green teas, which retain the polyphenols despite the process of decaffeination, are also an option if you're sensitive to caffeine.

How to Drink It: Sip 2 to 3 cups a day within an hour of brewing. Green tea must be steeped for at least 5 to 8 minutes--ideally 10--to release its catechins, but it loses its beneficial polyphenols after an hour or two.

Pomegranate JuiceThis juice, which tastes like raspberries, has been used in Persian medicine for thousands of years. Its antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties are well confirmed; studies show it can substantially reduce the development of even the most aggressive prostate cancers (among others). In addition, drinking it daily slows the spread of an established prostate cancer by more than 50%.

How to Drink It: Have 8 ounces daily with breakfast.

Edible Healing: Food Cures for Cancer



Two Tumor-Tackling Spices
Season liberally for anti-inflammatory benefits
Fresh ginger, or gingerroot, is a powerful anti-inflammatory that combats certain cancer cells and helps slow tumor growth. A ginger infusion can also alleviate nausea from chemotherapy or radiotherapy.

How to Use It: Add grated fresh ginger to a vegetable stir-fry or fruit salad. Or, make an infusion by slicing a 1-inch piece of ginger and steeping it in boiling water for 10 to 15 minutes; drink hot or cold.

Turmeric Found in curry powder, this spice is the most powerful natural anti-inflammatory available today. It encourages cancer cell death, inhibits tumor growth, and even enhances the effectiveness of chemotherapy. Some research shows that turmeric is most effective in humans when it's mixed with black pepper and dissolved in oil (olive or canola, preferably). In store-bought curry mixes, turmeric represents only 20% of the total, so it's better to obtain ground turmeric directly from a spice shop.

How to Use It: Mix a teaspoon of turmeric powder with a teaspoon of olive oil and a generous pinch of ground black pepper and add to vegetables, soups, and salad dressings. Use a tablespoon if you already have cancer.

Edible Healing: Food Cures for Cancer


Vital Veggies
Stock a cancer-fighting shopping cart
Brussels sprouts, bok choy, Chinese cabbage, broccoli, and cauliflower all contain sulforaphane and indole-3-carbinols (I3Cs), two potent anticancer molecules. These molecules help the body detoxify certain carcinogenic substances and can help prevent precancerous cells from developing into malignant tumors. They also promote the suicide of cancer cells and block tumor growth.

How to Prepare Them: Cover and steam briefly or stir-fry rapidly with a little olive oil. Avoid boiling cabbage and broccoli, which destroys their cancer-fighting compounds.

Garlic, Onions, Leeks, Shallots, Chives The sulfur compounds found in this group (the alliaceous family) promote the death of colon, breast, lung, and prostate cancer cells. Epidemiological studies also suggest a lower risk of kidney and prostate cancer in people who consume the most garlic.

How to Eat Them: The active compounds in garlic are released when you crush the clove, and they're much more easily absorbed if they're combined with a small amount of oil. Sauté chopped garlic and onions in a little olive oil, mix with steamed or stir-fried vegetables, and toss with black pepper and turmeric. They can also be consumed raw, mixed in salads, or layered on sandwiches.

Edible Healing: Food Cures for Cancer
•   Cure It with Dessert



Proteins for a Better Prognosis
Sub out chicken and meat to prevent disease
Compounds called isoflavones (including genistein, daidzein, and glycitein) prevent tumor growth and block the stimulation of cancer cells by sex hormones (such as estrogens and testosterone). There are significantly fewer breast cancer cases among Asian women who have eaten soy since adolescence, and when they do have breast cancer, their tumors are usually less aggressive with higher survival rates. Isoflavone supplements (in pill form) have been associated with an aggravation of certain breast cancers, but whole soy, eaten as food, has not.

How to Eat It: Replace conventional milk products with soy milk or soy yogurts for breakfast. Also, use tofu, tempeh, and miso in soups and stir-fries.

Fatty Fish. The risk of several cancers is significantly lower in people who eat fish at least twice a week. Several studies discovered that the anti-inflammatory long-chain omega-3s found in fatty fish (or in high-quality purified fish-oil supplements) can help slow cancer cell growth in a large number of tumors (lung, breast, colon, prostate, kidney, etc.).

How to Eat It: Have a seafood-based meal two or three times a week. Choose small fish, such as anchovies, small mackerel, and sardines (including canned sardines, provided they are preserved in olive oil and not in sunflower oil, which is too rich in pro-inflammatory omega-6 fats). Small fish contain fewer environmental toxins such as PCBs and mercury. Wild salmon is also a good source of omega-3 fats, and the level of contamination is still acceptable. Choose fresh over frozen whenever possible, because omega-3 content degrades over time.

Edible Healing: Food Cures for Cancer


 
Disease-Fighting Fruits
Fresh and frozen varieties provide year-round protection
Oranges, tangerines, lemons, and grapefruit contain anti-inflammatory compounds called flavonoids that stimulate the detoxification of carcinogens by the liver. Certain flavonoids in the skin of tangerines--tangeritin and nobiletin--can also help promote the death of brain cancer cells.
How to Eat It: Sprinkle grated citrus zest (from organic fruits) into salad dressings or breakfast cereals, or steep in tea or hot water. Eat whole fruits out of hand, toss with other fruits in a salad, or use in a salsa to season grilled fish.

Berries. Strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, blackberries, and cranberries contain ellagic acid and a large number of polyphenols, which inhibit tumor growth. Two polyphenols found in berries, anthocyanidins and proantho-cyanidins, promote cancer cell death.

How to Eat Them: At breakfast, mix fruit with soy milk and multigrain cereals. (The best cereal options combine oats, bran, flaxseed, rye, barley, spelt, and so on.) Frozen berries are just as potent as fresh.

Edible Healing: Food Cures for Cancer

Cure It with Dessert

Enjoy antioxidant-rich dark chocolate
Chocolates containing over 70% cocoa provide a number of antioxidants, proanthocyanidins, and many polyphenols. In fact, a square of dark chocolate contains twice as many as a glass of red wine and almost as many as a cup of green tea properly steeped. These molecules slow the growth of cancer cells and limit the blood vessels that feed them.

How to Eat It: Enjoy about one-fifth of a dark chocolate bar a day guilt free. Milk chocolate isn't a good alternative because dairy cancels out the cancer protection of the polyphenol compounds.

To date, there is no alternative approach that can cure cancer, and I believe that the best of conventional medicine--surgery, chemotherapy, radiotherapy, immunotherapy, and soon, molecular genetics--must be used to treat this disease. But to neglect your own natural cancer-fighting capacity is folly. I've kept cancer at bay for 8 years now, and I attribute my survival largely to the changes I've made in my diet and lifestyle. I exercise and meditate more and eat wholesome anticancer foods on a daily basis. Still, the medical establishment is slow to embrace this approach. After my last screening at the university's cancer center, I stopped at the cafeteria and discovered eight different types of tea: Darjeeling, Earl Grey, chamomile, and several fruit-flavored herbal teas. Sadly, there was not a single packet of green tea in the lot.

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Re: Cancer
« Reply #2 on: September 13, 2011, 12:47:31 PM »
Types of Cancer

Cancer is a broad term used to encompass several malignant diseases. There are over 100 different types of cancer, affecting various parts of the body. Each type of cancer is unique with its own causes, symptoms, and methods of treatment. Like with all groups of disease, some types of cancer are more common than others...........

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Re: Cancer
« Reply #3 on: November 26, 2011, 07:30:17 PM »
Very informative post.
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« Reply #4 on: December 05, 2011, 12:42:49 AM »
Interesting story.......thanks for sharing
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Re: Cancer
« Reply #5 on: December 08, 2011, 12:01:25 PM »
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« Reply #6 on: December 11, 2011, 03:55:37 PM »
Informative post.
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Re: Cancer
« Reply #7 on: January 10, 2012, 08:59:13 AM »
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« Reply #8 on: January 10, 2012, 09:06:08 AM »
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Re: Cancer
« Reply #9 on: January 17, 2012, 10:38:59 AM »


Cancer must be cure if you should careful in your health every time and maintain food with time. If you are smoker then request you to limited your passion about the cigarette and create strong determination in your inner mind. Take choclets or pan masala for alternative. 
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Re: Cancer
« Reply #10 on: July 02, 2012, 04:16:47 PM »
This is very important post for all.
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« Reply #11 on: September 17, 2012, 07:19:11 PM »
Nice and good post for all. This post will help us to keep us free from cancer.
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Re: Cancer
« Reply #12 on: September 23, 2012, 05:39:06 PM »


No medicine cures all cancer. But the best selected brings the best results. Here, you will find the best selected herbal solutions from Traditonal Chinese Medicine (TCM).


Please seeking some Chinese treatments which is helpful for cancer body.
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