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September 2014                                     

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 booksWe aim to highlight research and resources from around the World which improve our understanding of lifestyle and cancer; how it can improve our well-being and reduce our risks before and after diagnosis.  


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 Follow us on Twitter Super foods - are they fact or myth - A well balanced interesting ITV documentary


 Follow us on Twitter A poignant personal view of funding issues for high cost drugs
for the NHS 

Follow us on Twitter Another interesting summary about the benefits of polyphenols

Pomi-T Study

Follow us on Twitter  Pre-diabetes linked with an increased risk of cancer

sugarA met analysis from China analysed 16 studies from around the world that included nearly 900,000 people and found that those with prediabetes had a 15 percent overall increased risk of cancer. People with prediabetes have blood sugar levels that are higher than normal, but not high enough to be considered full-blown diabetes or are agh the the upper end of normal in a glucose tolerance test. Showed we consider metformin if they have a family history or other risks of cancer?.Download full article

Follow us on Twitter More evidence that fruit & veg reduces cancer risk - not just tomatoes!


A research team from Bristol team analysed the diets and lifestyles of around 20,000 British men aged between 50 and 69. They found men who consumed more than 10 portions of tomatoes each week - such as fresh tomatoes, tomato juice and baked beans - saw an 18% reduction in prostate cancer risk. Eating the recommended five servings of fruit or vegetables or more a day was also found to decrease risk by 24%, compared with men who ate two-and-a-half servings or less. -- read more
Follow us on Twitter Further evidence that a healthy diet reduces breast cancer relapse risk

green tea A prospective follow up study of 2522 postmenopausal women treated with breast cancer was performed in Germany between 2001-9. They found that eating a healthy diet (high vegetables, fruit, vegetable oils, and polyphenol rich herbs and spices) improved their overall mortality and reduced their relapse rate. (BJC, 108,188-92) - more about polyphenol rich diets


 Follow us on Twitter PSA relapse after treatment - delaying hormones is safe and allows lifestyle interventions


blood tests A study involving 14,000 men, 2,012 of whom had a PSA relapse after radical prostatectomy or radiation therapy suggested deferred anti-androgen therapy is better than immediate intervention. The Prostate Strategic Urologic Research Endeavor, showed men who deferred up to 2 years until they presented with metastasis, symptoms, or a short PSA doubling time had a better qol and no difference in survival. This also allows for lifestyle interventions such as Pomi-T which showed that PSA progression slowed precisely in this group - more 


Online micro-nutritional testing - optimise your nutritional status
nutritional testsMost top athletes measure their body's essential micro-nutrients to ensure they have the correct nutritional balance for optimal performance. These tests are now available for everyone especially those concerned about or who have survived cancer. A online micro-nutrient service has been developed by cancernet which measures over 50 of the bodies essential micro-nutrients and anti-cancer enzymes (read evidence base).  The results of the detailed blood test are issued with a comprehensive bespoke advice programme which empowers the recipient to a diet and lifestyle which corrects deficiencies and lowers excesses to restore optimal nutritional status - read more about micro-nutrient testing
Lifestyle and Cancer - the facts

Lifestyle after Cancer The 2011 edition of Lifestyle and Cancer dispells the myths by providing clear evidence based advice, to help readers cope with side effects, speed up recovey and reduce the risk of relapse after cancer  Order online


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Read foreword by Paula Radcliffe Free Chapter - Avoiding carcinogens