In November of 2015, The World Health Organization released a report investigating how likely red meat and processed meats are to cause cancer. The Internet promptly exploded with headlines proclaiming ‘How your steak is giving you cancer’ and ‘Bacon is as bad for you as smoking’. Taking a step back from the attention-grabbing headlines, the real substance of the report was … [Read more...] about Keep calm and stop hatin’ on bacon
There is much we know about how diet and lifestyle can influence the risk of a woman developing cancer. Now a new study has found that adopting many of the broad cancer prevention guidelines can cut a woman's breast cancer risk by a third.In what equated to the most important report ever published on dietary and lifestyle factors and cancer risk, the World Cancer Research … [Read more...] about Lifestyle a powerful influence on breast cancer risk
Evidence continues to grow that physical activity after a cancer diagnosis is linked to a better cancer survival outlook.Being physically active is now recognised as a potent ‘cancer-preventing’ habit. Some estimates link regular physical activity to as much as a 20 to 40% lower risk of colon and post-menopausal breast cancer and a potential benefit in lowering prostate … [Read more...] about Being active improves cancer survival odds
A published review of 13 ‘anti cancer’ diets has arrived at the unsurprising conclusion that there is a lack of solid evidence to support a benefit for any of them, and a real risk of harm from malnutrition from several of them.When a person is told they have cancer, a common reaction can be to turn away from conventional medical treatments and to seek an unproven remedy … [Read more...] about Does a ‘cancer cure diet’ really exist?
Bowel problems are a common side-effect from cancer radiotherapy targeted to the abdomen region. Probiotic supplements appear to have a favourable benefit in lessening these problems.Radiotherapy is an effective treatment for certain types of cancers, but like any cancer treatment, it is not without its side effects.Depending on what part of the body is being targeted … [Read more...] about Probiotics show promise in managing radiotherapy side-effects