Lipoxygenase influences progression of human cancers

Table of Contents Introduction Mounting evidence suggests that lipoxygenase (LO)-catalyzed products have a significant influence on the development and progression of cancers. Compared with normal tissues, significantly elevated levels of LO metabolites have been found in lung, prostate, breast, colon, and skin cancer cells, as well as in cells from patients with both acute and […]

Flaxseed Lignans: Chemopreventive properties and Health Effects

Table of Contents Introduction Flaxseed is the richest known dietary source of mammalian lignans . Thompson et al. demonstrated that secoisolariciresinol diglucoside (SDG), isolated from flaxseed, was metabolized into both enterodiol (END) and enterolactone (ENL), and showed chemopreventive properties in the DMBA-induced mammary tumor model in rats. The inverse association between a high enterolactone (ENL) […]

Broccoli: Epigenetic Effect on cancer

The research I’m citing today is published in the April 2017 edition of the journal of Nutritional Biochemistry. The study lends further support to the already compelling evidence that a medicinal ingredient found in broccoli and other cruciferous vegetables (cabbage, cauliflower, Bok choy, Brussels sprouts, turnips) possess significant anti-cancer properties as well as revealed the epigenetic effect […]

Waist Circumference: Health Risk Indicator

I’d like to introduce you to three of the most famous people in the world of Health, Nutrition and Exercise Physiology. In fact, they have authored some of the induystry- standard textbooks on these subjects for medical, exercise physiology and nutrition students. These three individuals are: The second book, Waist Circumference – A Key Health […]

Alcohol and Prostate Cancer

The research I’m citing today was published in the journal, Biomedical Sciences – Cancer Research, in November, 2016. The study involved a review of all available studies (a meta-analysis) looking at the link between alcohol consumption and prostate cancer in human studies. Over the years, studies, such as the Harvard Alumni Study, and other studies, […]