Yet another reason to have fish oil: cancer

This wonderful oil found in fatty fish has already established many benefits: it protects the heart, prevents atherosclerosis, reduces inflammation and pain, pacifies the brain cells… and now, adding omega-3 fatty acids (an unsaturated fatty acid of a kind occurring mainly in fish oils, with double bonds between the carbon atoms that are third and second…

Are you making the most of your 1 to 400 trillion chance in life?

From serious difficulty in digesting any kind of reading to now having a book at my side at all times, it was no surprise I walked into every bookstore on my never-ending journey back from New York to India. A particular book caught my eye at JFK airport, however not being the genre I was…

Bad proteins give you disease

Have diabetes, cancer, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, spine issues, pain related conditions? An international team of more than 18 research groups has demonstrated that the compounds they developed can safely prevent harmful protein aggregation in preliminary tests using animals, as per the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB). “Diseases caused by protein aggregation affect millions of…

To avoid cancer and death, stay fit

Yes of course it’s a no-brainer. But some of us need research to prove it. So here it is: Men with a high fitness level in midlife appear to be at lower risk for lung and colorectal cancer, but not prostate cancer, and that higher fitness level also may put them at lower risk of…

Female? Obese? You’re at higher risk for cancer

Women have always had it tough. As if hormones blocking weight loss, making skin pigmented, hairfall more weren’t enough, now there’s the risk of cancer. Obese women have around a 40 per cent greater risk of developing a weight-related cancer in their lifetime than women of healthy weight, according to new figures released by Cancer…

Stop prostate cancer progression with Vitamin D

This sunshine vitamin is getting more and more prominence. An extremely important vitamin for immunity, vitamin D deficiency has earlier been associated with heart disease, auto immune conditions and fatigue. Now, it’s role in stopping the progression of low grade prostate cancer has been proven, as per a study conducted by the American Chemical Society. In…

Eat selenium to lower cancer risk

Brazil nuts, broccoli, chia seeds, brown rice, flaxseeds, sunflower seeds, shell fish… they’re all rich in selenium. And selenium has been proven to be a cancer fighting micronutrient as per a joint study conducted by Newcastle University,UK, the International Agency for research on Cancer (IARC-WHO) and the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland. As per this,…

Less, erratic sleep? You could be prone to cancer!

Lack of sleep has been linked to obesity and high risk of type 2 diabetes, apart from chronic fatigue syndrome. And now, less or erratic sleep is getting linked to increase in risk for cancer, as per a study by Scripps Research Institute published in the journal eLife. The study showcases that two proteins critical for maintaining…

Consume olive oil to destroy cancer cells

It’s official. Long hailed for it’s anti-inflammatory qualities in heart health, pain relief and memory protection, extra virgin olive (EVOO) wins the most coveted medal now: for it’s role in destruction of cancer cells. Scientists have now proven that the oleocanthal compound found in EVOO causes cell death in cancer cells, via a paper published in…

Lycopene can ward off kidney cancer in women

Lycopene has been known to kill prostate cancer cells. Now a study by Wayne State University Division of Research proves that higher intake of lycopene by postmenopausal women may lower the risk of renal cell carcinoma, a type of kidney cancer. Lycopene is found in foods like tomatoes, watermelon, pomegranate, pink guava, apricots and papaya. The results…

More vegetables equals decreased breast cancer risk

In one of the largest sweeping study on breast cancer,  investigators from the Slone Epidemiology Center at Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) have reported that African American women who consume more vegetables are less likely to develop estrogen receptor-negative breast cancer than women with low vegetable intake. The study results, published in the American…

“My mother’s struggle with cancer was a losing one.”

Being raised solely by a single parent, I had no realization of the fact that I once had a father, whom I lost, after which we went through a long period of rough patches and pitfalls. All I knew was this domineering, beautiful, gentle but powerful woman who regarded her office as her bedroom, lifeline…