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Cancer – Lung Cancer

High riboflavin linked to low lung cancer risk

Posted November 5, 2012

Maintaining an adequate intake of riboflavin may help reduce risk of lung cancer, according to a new study in Cancer Causes and Control. Qiuyin Cai from Vanderbilt University School of Medicine in Nashville, TN and colleagues conducted the study and found an inverse association between dietary riboflavin intake and risk of lung cancer in Chinese women who had never been smokers.

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Chinese Herbs Show Promise for Lung Cancer, Flu, and Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis

Posted October 23, 2012

Chinese herbs, including JHQG, BFXL, and BFHX, may show significant benefits for patients with non-small cell lung cancer, idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, and influenza. In three separate studies, researchers from China Academy of Chinese Medical Science in Beijing analyzed the health benefits of Chinese herbs on patients with NSCLC, IPF, and seasonal influenza.

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Omega-3 fatty acids help advanced lung cancer patients

Posted September 22, 2012

A new study in British Journal of Nutrition has found supplementation of omega-3 fatty acids can help advanced lung cancer patients. Researchers at San Giovanni Battista Hospital in Turin, Italy conducted the trial and found long chain polyunsaturated fatty acids from fish oil have anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidative effects and improve nutrition in lung cancer patients.

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Vitamin D Fights Breast Cancer, Colon Cancer, Lung Cancer and Lymphoma – Study

Posted August 28, 2012

A new study in Cancer Causes and Control suggests that maintaining a high level of serum vitamin D may help fight a variety of malignancies including breast cancer, colon cancer, lung cancer and lymphoma. Previous studies suggest taking vitamin D supplements may fight prostate cancer as well.

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Vitamin C, vitamin D may help fight lung cancer

Posted April 30, 2012

Lung cancer patients may want to consider taking some vitamin c and vitamin D. A new study released in the Sept 2, 2011 issue of Nutrition and Cancer suggests taking high doses of these vitamins may help fight lung cancer.

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Higher BMI, Consumption of Black Tea and Fruit May Protect Against Lung Cancer

Posted April 30, 2012

Heavy alcohol consumption may be linked to a greater risk of developing lung cancer, while higher BMI and increased consumption of black tea and fruit are associated with lower risk of the deadly disease.

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Milk Thistle Stops Lung Cancer in Mice

Posted April 30, 2012

Tissue with wound-like conditions allows tumors to grow and spread. In mouse lung cancer cells, treatment with silibinin, a major component of milk thistle, removed the molecular billboards that signal these wound-like conditions and so stopped the spread of these lung cancers, according to a recent study published in the journal Molecular Carcinogenesis.

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Milk thistle extract shown to halt lung cancer progression in its tracks

Posted April 30, 2012

Lung cancer is a devastating disease with a traditionally poor survival rate of less than ten percent after five years from diagnosis. There are a number of well documented triggers that cause tissue damage that eventually results in DNA damage, allowing lung cancer cells to develop and spread. Researchers from the University of Colorado publishing in the journal Molecular Carcinogenesis found that treatment with silibinin, a major component of milk thistle, effectively treated wound development in lung cancer cells by halting the disease and preventing metastasis.

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Omega-3 Fatty Acids Increase Quality of Life in Patients with Stage III Lung Cancer

Posted April 30, 2012

Omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids may beneficially affect quality of life, performance status and physical activity in patients with non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). In a double-blind study, patients (n=40) with stage III NSCLC were randomized to receive 2 cans/day of a protein- and energy-dense oral nutritional supplement containing omega-3 fatty acids (2.02 g EPA & 0.92 g DHA/day) or an isocaloric control supplement.

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Soy increases radiation’s ability to kill lung cancer cells, study shows

Posted April 2, 2011

A component in soybeans increases radiation’s ability to kill lung cancer cells, according to a study published in the April issue of the Journal of Thoracic Oncology, the official monthly journal of the International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer.

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