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Cancer – Ovarian Cancer

Frankincense kills late-stage ovarian cancer cells: Study

Posted December 25, 2013

It’s not just a great gift for baby Jesus, U.K. researchers have discovered frankincense can be used to treat ovarian cancer. Researchers at the University of Leicester have discovered the compound AKBA, which is found in the plant resin frankincense, can kill cancer cells in late-stage ovarian cancer.

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Cytotoxic effect of Alpinia scabra (Blume) Naves extracts on human breast and ovarian cancer cells

Posted November 12, 2013

Alpinia scabra, locally known as ‘Lengkuas raya’, is an aromatic, perennial and rhizomatous herb from the family Zingiberaceae. It is a wild species which grows largely on mountains at moderate elevations in Peninsular Malaysia, but it can also survive in the lowlands like in the states of Terengganu and Northern Johor. The present study reports the cytotoxic potential of A. scabra extracts from different parts of the plant.

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The 4 Best Foods for Fighting Ovarian Cancer

Posted October 8, 2013

Ovarian cancer is a silent killer, taking the lives of two out of every three women diagnosed. Why is it called silent? Typically, by the time it is caught, it has already spread because its symptoms mimic many other less dangerous illnesses.

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Amino Acids, Vitamins and Ovarian Cancer

Posted June 24, 2012

Amino acids are the body’s building blocks for protein. Essential amino acids, which aren’t produced by our bodies, are found in meat, fish and dairy products that are involved in a number of different cell functions. The amino acid methionine and vitamin B6 may reduce the risk of ovarian cancer, according to recent research.

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Green tea fights ovarian cancer

Posted May 9, 2012

A new review study online May 4 2012 in Gynecologic Oncology suggests that drinking green tea or taking green tea exact may help prevent or curb the progression of ovarian cancer.

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Newly Released Report Finds Younger Women Have Greater ‘Carotenoid Gap’ In The Diet Than Older Women

Posted October 8, 2010

Only about a third of American women are meeting their fruit and vegetable intake recommendations, which means they are likely missing out on potentially important breast and ovarian health benefits. Along with vitamins, minerals and fiber, fruits and vegetables contain a type of phytonutrient called carotenoids, which research suggests help support women’s health including breast and ovarian health.

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Teatime May Help Prevent Ovarian Cancer

Posted July 24, 2010

Other than pregnancy and regular use of birth control pills, there arenít many steps a woman can take to reduce ovarian cancer risk. This makes this latest research, which points to the protective effects in the simple habit of drinking tea, all the more exciting. To better understand how tea may affect ovarian cancer risk, researchers compared green, black, and herbal tea drinking habits of 1,368 women with and 1,416 women without ovarian cancer.

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Flaxseed-fed chickens shed light on ovarian cancer

Posted May 7, 2010

In the race to find answers about ovarian cancer, researchers now have something to cluck about. For five years, University of Illinois researchers have been using the chicken as a model to study this deadly disease and have recently discovered that a diet enriched with flaxseed decreases severity of ovarian cancer and increases survival in hens.

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Fruit and vegetables boost ovarian cancer survival

Posted March 21, 2010

A new study published in the March 2010 issue of Journal of the American Dietetic Association suggests that eating lots of fruit and vegetables prior to diagnosis may better ovarian cancer survival.

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Acupuncture Could Offer Relief for Women With Polycystic Ovary Syndrome

Posted August 28, 2009

Acupuncture and exercise can bring relief to women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), according to a new study. Nearly 10pct of women of reproductive age suffer from PCOS. The syndrome expresses itself as a large number of small immature cysts on the ovaries that cause a disturbance in the production of hormones and an increase in the secretion of the male sex hormone.

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