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Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Food Research: Dietary supplements linked to increase cancer risk ♦ Soy foods reduces breast cancer recurrence ♦ Oral milk thistle extract stops colorectal cancer:

Seafood samples had no elevated contaminant levels from oil spill Following the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill in 2010, many people were concerned that seafood was contaminated by either the oil or dispersants used to keep the oil from washing ashore. A new study found that all seafood tested so far has shown “remarkably low contaminant levels,”
Animal study shows why long-time consumption of soy foods reduces breast cancer recurrence Women diagnosed with breast cancer are often told not to eat soy foods or soy-based supplements because they can interfere with antiestrogen treatment. But new research could eventually impact that advice, because in animals, a long history of eating soy foods boosts the immune response against breast tumors,
Excessive use of dietary supplements linked to increase cancer risk While dietary supplements may be advertised to promote health, new research shows a link between consumption of over-the-counter supplements and increased cancer risk, if the supplements are taken in excess of the recommended dietary amount.
Oral milk thistle extract stops colorectal cancer stem cells from growing tumors A new study shows that orally administering the chemical silibinin, purified from milk thistle, slows the ability of colorectal cancer stem cells to grow the disease. When stem cells from tumors grown in silibinin-fed conditions were re-injected into new models, the cells failed to develop equally aggressive tumors even in the absence of silibinin.

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