Lifestyle and cancer research updates (Focus on Polyphenols)    February 2016
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Higher polyphenol intake linked to lower death rates
An Italian study has demonstrated a clear link between the amount of polyphenols we eat and mortality. Over 12 years, they assessed intake in 807 men and women by measuring their total urinary polyphenol which could have come from numerous sources including tomatoes, tea, broccoli, herbs spices or even Chianti wine - those with the highest levels had the lowest death rate from cancer and heart disease - read full study 

New manufacturing partner secures highest quality assurance for Pomi-T
The makers of the polyphenol rich Food supplement Pomi-T have joined forces with a Swiss Drug Company (Helsinn). This has ensured the highest possible standards of quality assurance which were required for the initial UK Government approved trial. This includes authenticity, bacterial and metal contaminant testing on each batch, in addition to previous mass spectrometry analysis to exclude unknown additives - this level of quality is virtually unheard of in the supplement world and although it adds to the cost it is welcomed by the original scientific board and users alike. On a word of warning, cheaper copies and imports do not follow this QA programme and were not used in the original scientific trial so the same health benefits cannot be inferred.

Polyphenols and phytochemicals explained 
Phytochemicals are natural products which give food its colour, taste and smell - they also have major health benefits. A major scientific review of international clinical and laboratory trials has been published categorising the different types of phytochemicals, particularly  polyphenols. It summarises the evidence which show they help us stay healthy by avoiding cancer and helping prevent its relapse after initial treatments. Download article

Dietary flavonoids reduce risk of erectile dysfunction
A further analysis of the Health Professional Follow up study (HPFS) looked at the polyphenol favonoid intake of 40,000 men over 15 years. They found whole fruit and colourful vegetables intake (a major source of anthocyanins and flavanones), were associated with a 14% reduction in risk of ED at a younger than expected age - read full study
Fruit & veg in adolescence reduces risk of subsequent breast cancer
A major study published by a scientific team from Harvard University has shown that a healthy diet needs to start early. Following over 90,000 women for over two decade, it showed that teenage girls who had the highest intake of fruit and fibre subsequently had the lowest levels of Breast Cancer later in life - read more

Nail health & chemo investigation launched - the UK PolyBalm study
A new national UK study has just started which is randomising 50 participants to a polyphenol rich natural nail balm or a standard petroleum moisturising gel started in Jan 2016.Several cancer treatments can cause nail damage (onycholysis) but taxotere and taxol are the worse culprits causing distress in >40% of recipients. Despite their common use, tho sis the first trial to investigate the role for nail balms.  - read more

Strongest evidence that exercise & polyphenols reduce prostate cancer risk 
The Health Professionals Follow Up Study has observed the lifestyle habits of  over 40,000 people through their lives and a further evaluation of the data has produced the strongest evidence so far that 3 hours of exercise a week plus a polyphenol rich diet reduces your risk of prostate cancer by over 60% - read full paper

 "Lifestyle after Cancer - the facts" 

Lifestyle after Cancer

This latest edition of Lifestyle and Cancer dispells the myths by providing evidence based advice, to help readers cope with side effects, speed up recovery after cancer Order online


A new scheme is also now available to advocacy groups and hospitals - The publishers are able to supply at cost price to groups who can sell on to members at a discount Contact us about this scheme   Read foreword by Paula Radcliffe 


Strong correlation between PSA and MRI dynamics in men on Pomi-T

A study published this month provides further reassurance for men taking the food supplement Pomi-T. In this new study, men who continued this natural source of polyphenols, long term had 2 high resolution MRI images a year apart. There was a 100% correlation between disease progression on MRI with a rising PSA This data strongly suggests that the PSA effect of Pomi-T correlates with disease on MRI full paper


Online micro-nutritional testing - optimise your nutritional status
blood tests Most 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. 

An online micro-nutrient service has been developed by cancernet which measures over 50 of the bodies essential micro-nutrients, polyphenols and anti-cancer enzymes.  

The results of the detailed blood test are issued with a bespoke advice programme which empowers the recipient to a diet which aims to corrects deficiencies and lowers excesses to restore optimal nutritional status - read more about micro-nutrient testing
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