Tag Archives: American Association for Cancer Research

“Water-pipe” Smoking Unsafe Alternative to Cigarettes

Smokers trying to find an alternative to cigarettes by switching to “water-pipes” may be putting themselves at a higher risk for heart attack, stroke and even sudden death in people who have lung or cardiovascular disease. According to a new study, “water-pipe” smoking can expose users to a higher level of toxicants such as carbon […]

Eat Broccoli for Breast Health

Wondering what to serve with dinner tonight? Broccoli is always a healthy choice, particularly for breast cancer survivors. Researchers recommend eating more cruciferous vegetables after they found that Chinese women who were treated for breast cancer had better survival rates when they ate more broccoli. “Breast cancer survivors can follow the general nutritional guidelines of […]

Drinking Coffee May Lower Skin Cancer Risk

Drinking caffeinated coffee has its perks. According to a new study, women who drank more than three cups every day were 20 percent less likely to develop basal cell carcinoma. Sorry guys. The effect for men was a 9 percent reduction. And, researchers noted, drinking coffee did not affect the risk of getting melanoma, the […]

Study: Brisk Walking May Help Prostate Cancer Patients

A new study on brisk walking gives hope to men diagnosed with early-stage prostate cancer. Men can improve their recovery if they walk briskly for at least three hours every week after their diagnosis, according to researchers at the University of California, San Francisco and Harvard School of Public Health. “It appears that men who […]

Parsley: A Breast Cancer Fighter?

Go ahead, eat the garnish. It may just prevent a type of breast cancer from spreading, according to an article published in the American Association for Cancer Research. Researchers say the compound, apigenin – found in parsley – kept certain breast cancer tumors from developing or spreading in rats. That said, more research is needed, […]

Breast Cancer: New Study on Soy

Researchers have some interesting news for breast cancer survivors who avoid eating soy due to concerns that it will affect medicine they take and trigger new cancer growth. After analyzing data from more than 18,000 women who had been diagnosed with breast cancer nine years prior, they found that eating soy did not increase their […]