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Cancer – Pancreatic Cancer

Dietary supplement may treat pancreatic cancer

Posted March 5, 2014

The bark of the Amur cork tree (Phellodendron amurense) has traveled a centuries-long road with the healing arts. Now it is being put through its paces by science in the fight against pancreatic cancer, with the potential to make inroads against several more.

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First prospective study to date on nut consumption and pancreatic cancer

Posted November 11, 2013

In a large prospective study published online in the British Journal of Cancer, researchers looked at the association between nut consumption and risk of pancreatic cancer among 75,680 women in the Nurses’ Health Study, with no previous history of cancer. Consumption of nuts, including tree nuts (such as almonds, Brazil nuts, cashews, hazelnuts, macadamias, pecans, pine nuts, pistachios and walnuts), was inversely associated with risk of pancreatic cancer, independent of other potential risk factors for pancreatic cancer.

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Green tea polyphenols again shown to dramatically lower risk of breast and prostate cancers

Posted September 23, 2013

The scientific evidence in support of the cancer-fighting benefits of consuming green tea and standardized extracts of green tea polyphenols is overwhelming. The ancient Chinese have known the healing properties of sipping green tea for several millennia, while western nutrition science has been much slower to hail green tea as a powerful protective agent in preventing breast and prostate cancers. Undoubtedly, if Big Pharma could figure out how to patent the natural phenols released by consuming green tea, they would have their next multi-billion dollar superstar, and one that was actually effective in fighting cancer.

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Compound in Mexican Oregano Found to Destroy Pancreatic Cancer Cells

Posted August 27, 2013

Test tube studies indicate that two flavonoids found in Mexican Oregano, apigenin and luteolin, have been found to kill human pancreatic cells, according to scientists at the University of Illinois. It is thought that the two antioxidant compounds accomplish this feat by inhibiting an important enzyme that plays a role in the cell destruction process. The powerful flavonoid duo can also be found in artichokes, celery and herbs, such as parsley, peppermint and thyme.

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A high-quality diet reduces risk of pancreatic cancer

Posted August 18, 2013

People who reported dietary intake that was most consistent with the 2005 Dietary Guidelines for Americans had lower risk of pancreatic cancer, according to a new study published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute. Previous studies investigating the relationship between food and nutrient intake and pancreatic cancer have yielded inconsistent results.

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Celery, Artichokes Contain Flavonoids That Kill Human Pancreatic Cancer Cells

Posted August 16, 2013

Celery, artichokes, and herbs, especially Mexican oregano, all contain apigenin and luteolin, flavonoids that kill human pancreatic cancer cells in the lab by inhibiting an important enzyme, according to two new University of Illinois studies.

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Nutrients from Fruit and Vegetable Consumption Reduce the Risk of Pancreatic Cancer

Posted May 7, 2013

In a study involving 384 patients with pancreatic cancer and 983 controls, a significant inverse association was found between pancreatic cancer and nutrient/supplement groupings in a dose-dependent manner.

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Intravenous vitamin C shows promise in treating pancreatic cancer

Posted April 1, 2013

Could the use of intravenous vitamin C be an important key in the treatment of metastatic pancreatic cancer? According to one recent medical study, the answer is yes. Patients who had a combination of intravenous vitamin C and chemotherapy did significantly better than the national average of patients just taking chemotherapy alone.

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Bitter melon juice potently suppresses pancreatic cancer growth with no side effects

Posted March 21, 2013

A new study has shown that the juice of bitter melon, a commonly eaten vegetable in Asia and Africa, markedly suppresses the growth of pancreatic tumors in mice by disrupting the cancer cells’ metabolism of glucose, and literally starving them of the sugar they need to survive.

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Surprise Pancreatic Cancer Discovery Involves Bitter Melon

Posted March 15, 2013

A surprising way to kill pancreatic cancer cells may come from a strange looking Asian fruit. Scientists at the University of Colorado Cancer Center (UCCC) discovered that an extract of bitter melon has an effect on pancreatic cancer cells that can lead to their death.

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