British researchers from the University of Nottingham show a connection between diagnostic radiation exposure and elevated risk of young-onset prostate cancer, which affects about ten percent of men diagnosed. Young-onset prostate cancer is by definition found in men before the age of sixty. The study included 431 men diagnosed with prostate cancer.
Increased blood levels of vitamin C may reduce the risk of developing diabetes by 62 % says a new study from Cambridge University. The study followed 21,831 men and women for 12 years (they had an average age of 58.4 years). It also found a weaker association between fruit and vegetable intake and a reduced diabetes risk, supporting the importance of the five-a-day regime.
Garlic supplements may lower blood pressure just as effectively as some commonly prescribed drugs used to treat hypertension according to a review of 11 modern studies. Research to date on garlic and blood pressure was "inconclusive" and only used older studies done up until 1994. The new meta-analysis - in which the results of several studies are analyzed collectively -- included more up to date research.
Researchers at Worcester Polytechnic Institute in Massachusetts have discovered how the Cranberry fights urinary tract infections (UTIs) and they have also proven it ignores the normal, healthy bacteria in the intestinal tract that are required for good digestion. The bacterium E. coli is a normal inhabitant of the intestines.
Cancer patients suffer from extreme cachexia; defined as physical wasting with extreme loss of weight, fat and muscle mass caused by severe disease. Cachexia, a wasting syndrome, is seen in advanced cancer and AIDS. In cancer patients with cachexia there is also accompanying anorexia or severe loss of appetite and severe weakness.
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