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Tag: Cancer Risk

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Being overweight may up advanced prostate cancer risk

New York: Researchers have found that being overweight in middle age and later adulthood linked to a greater risk of advanced prostate cancer. Using data from 15 large studies combined together, the research team examined associations between body fat, height, and prostate cancer risk in 830,772 men, 51,734 of whom had been diagnosed with prostate […]

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Even One Drink A Day May Increase Cancer Risk

Tokyo: If you thought one-two drinks a day would not do any harm, think again. Researchers in Japan have found that even light alcohol consumption might increase cancer risk. In the study published in the journal Cancer, the overall cancer risk appeared to be the lowest at zero alcohol consumption. The elevated risk appeared to […]

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No Link Between Fish Oil And Prostate Cancer Risk

New Delhi: If you are taking Omega-3 pills or relish two-three servings of Omega-3 rich fish a week, you can continue with those, without worrying about its potential prostate cancer risk that some previous research with preliminary findings has reported in the past. The researchers at the Intermountain Healthcare Heart Institute in Salt Lake City, […]

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This Sea Snail Compound May Reduce Cancer Risk

Sydney: Researchers have isolated one compound in the gland secretions from the Australian white rock sea snail (Dicathasis orbita) which has not only anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory qualities, but important anti-cancer properties. “After a decade of work, we have found an active compound derived from the substance produced by the mollusc’s gland which could be used […]

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People with diabetes are at increased cancer risk; Know how

New York: Researchers have found that DNA sustains more damage and gets fixed less often when blood sugar levels are high compared to when blood sugar is at a normal, healthy level, thereby increasing one’s cancer risk. “It’s been known for a long time that people with diabetes have as much as a 2.5-fold increased […]

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Women with sleep apnea at increased risk of cancer: Study

London: Women with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) appear to be at an elevated risk of getting cancer than men with the condition, warn researchers. The study, published in the European Respiratory Journal, is based on analyses of registry data, collected in the European database ESADA, on a total of some 20,000 adult patients with obstructive […]

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Red Meat Consumption May Up Breast Cancer Risk: Study

New Delhi: Red meat may be alluring to the taste buds but one cannot ignore the health risks associated with it. Researchers have found that red meat consumption may increase breast cancer risk while poultry consumption may prove to be protective against the disease. “Red meat has been identified as a probable carcinogen. Our study […]

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Women with sleep apnea at greater cancer risk

London: Women with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) are more likely to be diagnosed with cancer than men with the condition, warn researchers. Common symptoms of sleep apnea, include snoring, disrupted sleep and fatigue. “Our study of more than 19,000 people shows that the severity of OSA is linked to a cancer diagnosis,” said study lead […]

Chewing gum additive linked to colorectal cancer

Sydney: A food additive which is commonly used as a whitening agent in products such as chewing gum and mayonnaise could lead to inflammatory bowel diseases and colorectal cancer, warns a study. The study conducted in mice investigated health impacts of food additive E171 (titanium dioxide nanoparticles) which is commonly used in high quantities in […]

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Improving fitness can help you cut cancer risk

New York: While a high fitness level is already known to have a positive impact on conditions like heart disease, a new study suggests that adults who are more fit have the lowest risk of developing lung and colorectal cancer compared with those who have low fitness levels. For the study, the research team examined […]

Quitting smoking cuts bladder cancer risk in women

New York: Quitting smoking can reduce the risk of bladder cancer in older women, says a study, adding that the most significant reduction in risk occurred in the first 10 years after quitting. The researchers used various statistical models to analyse the association between the years since quitting smoking and the risk of bladder cancer. […]

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Does IVF raise cancer risk in children?

New York: While pregnancies enabled by in vitro fertilisation (IVF) have faced more difficulties, with children born earlier and smaller, according to a new study, they may also raise risk of cancer in babies. IVF is associated with birth defects and imprinting disorders. Because these conditions are associated with an increased risk of childhood cancer, […]

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Exercise can boost health in breast cancer survivors

New York: Exercise can likely reduce the risk of heart disease in women with breast cancer, results of a clinical trial has showed. Breast cancer patients are exposed to a higher risk of cardiovascular complications during and after cancer treatment from chemotherapy and radiation therapy. These can be exacerbated by obesity and sedentary lifestyles. The […]

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Coffee compounds may reduce prostate cancer risk

Tokyo: Besides being the perfect morning drink, coffee may also play a role in delaying prostate cancer, finds a study, which may pave the way for treating drug-resistant cancer. Scientists from Kanazawa University in Japan have identified kahweol acetate and cafestol — hydrocarbon compounds naturally found in Arabica coffee — which may inhibit growth of […]

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High-sugar cereal ads influences kids, ups obesity and cancer risk

New York: Children’s exposure to TV ads about high-sugar cereals influences their food intake, which increases their health risks for obesity as well as cancers, warns a research. The study, led by a team from the Dartmouth College in New Hampshire, US, showed that high-sugar cereals are heavily promoted during programmes aired for children on […]

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Bigger brains linked to higher cancer risk: Study

London: Having a bigger brain is directly associated with higher risk of brain cancer, says a new research. The study explored that a larger brain consists of more brain cells, which leads to more cell division that can go wrong and create mutations resulting in the increased risk of cancer. “Aggressive brain cancer is a […]

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Aspirin can reduce liver cancer risk: Study

New York: Taking two or more aspirin tablets a week can help reduce the risk of developing primary liver cancer, also called hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), according to a research. HCC is usually diagnosed at a late stage, leading to an average survival time of less than a year and is considered the second leading cause […]

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70% north Indian women low in vitamin D, at high diabetes risk': Know the detail

New Delhi: Despite adequate exposure to sunshine, nearly 70 per cent pre-diabetic women in north India are “deficient” in vitamin D, making them more vulnerable to the risk of developing Type-2 diabetes, finds a study. Pre-diabetes is a condition in which blood sugar is high, but not high enough to be type 2 diabetes. The […]

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Why are millennials at diabetes, cancer risk in middle age? Know the detail

London: Owing to stressful jobs and relationships, millennials, or those born between 1980s and 2000, could be at a higher risk of developing diabetes, cancer, heart diseases, than their parents, researchers say. The study, commissioned by British charity Health Foundation, showed that people currently in their 20s and 30s will be at a higher risk […]

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Chronic diseases raise cancer, mortality risk

New York: Several common chronic diseases including hypertension, heart disease and diabetes, together account for more than a fifth of new cancer cases and more than a third of cancer deaths, finds a study. Chronic diseases were responsible for 71 per cent of deaths globally in 2015, primarily from cancer, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, chronic kidney […]

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