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Cancer – Skin Cancer

Omega-3 Fats Shown to Shield Against Oral and Skin Cancer

Posted January 22, 2014

Both oral and skin cancer diagnosis have increased over the past decade as people make fewer trips to the dentist for routine care and slather on sun protective lotions in the misguided belief that they will be protected from the damaging ultraviolet rays of the sun.

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Omega-3 Fatty Acids and Risk of Skin Cancer

Posted December 16, 2013

In a systematic review and meta-analysis of studies analyzing the effects of supplementation with omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids on skin cancer incidence, the authors conclude that based on the available evidence, results are suggestive to support the hypothesis that omega-3 PUFAs protect against skin malignancy, but not adequate to make a strong statement.

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Omega-3 Supplements Effectively Shield Against Skin Cancer

Posted August 6, 2013

New evidence was recently been published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition that demonstrates how taking omega-3 fish oils could help to protect against skin cancer. This ground-breaking study—the first clinical trial to examine the impact of the fish oils on the skin immunity of human volunteers—was carried out by a research team from The University of Manchester in the UK.

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Omega-3 supplements provide an effective protective shield against skin cancer

Posted July 17, 2013

Omega-3 fatty acids from fish, walnuts, seeds and supplements have been shown to effectively protect against many forms of cancer, cardiovascular disease and dementia, as the long-chain fats are preferentially channeled to form cell wall membranes that fight systemic inflammation and boost the body’s immune response. The typical diet is dangerously deficient in omega-3 fats, as they become rapidly degraded through food processing and are grossly imbalanced with omega-6 fats to create a metabolic environment that has been shown to promote disease.

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Vitamin A supplementation could cut skin cancer risk

Posted July 8, 2013

Popping a daily vitamin A pill not only helps skin to look beautiful, it could also give it vital protection. Research published in the Journal of Investigative Dermatology suggests that taking vitamin A supplements may reduce the risk of skin cancer by up to 40% in women.

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Stop sun induced skin aging: Eat these 6 green leafy vegetables

Posted June 18, 2013

A simple way to stop skin aging and wrinkles is by eating green leafy vegetables. Rather than spend money on costly cosmetic procedures, consider adding these six anti-aging vegetables to your diet to keep skin wrinkle-free and youthful.

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Melanoma breakthrough: Natural fruit and vegetable substance stops skin cancer cells

Posted April 16, 2013

Not all skin cancers are life-threatening but there is one form — melanoma — which is difficult to treat successfully and can be deadly. A type of cancer that begins in melanocytes (cells that make the pigment melanin), it can start in a mole (skin melanoma), but can also begin in other pigmented tissues, such as in the eye or even the intestines. According to the National Cancer Institute, almost 77,000 new cases of melanoma are expected to be diagnosed in the US this year.

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Fruit and veg compound may have skin cancer beneft

Posted April 13, 2013

A naturally occurring compound in fruit and vegetables may be effective against skin cancers, according to new research.

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How a Flower May Stop Melanoma

Posted April 13, 2013

Melanoma may be the least common form of skin cancer, but it also is the most deadly. Now scientists have discovered how a trumpet-like flower may hold the secret to stopping the disease. Could a flower help fight skin cancer? At Texas Biomedical Research Institute, a team of researchers has announced they have discovered how a substance called gossypin, which has been isolated from the hibiscus plant (H. vitifolius), may fight a deadly form of skin cancer.

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Study: Omega-3 Supplements May Help Prevent Skin Cancer

Posted February 27, 2013

Results of the study, funded by the Association for International Cancer Research, found that taking a regular dose of fish oils boosted skin immunity to sunlight. Specifically, it also reduced sunlight-induced suppression of the immune system, known as immunosuppression, which affects the body’s ability to fight skin cancer and infection. The findings have been published in The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition this month.

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