Is there a direct link between the added sugars in soft drinks and the growth of cancer tumors? The findings of a new study may settle this question. Sugary drinks can speed up the growth of cancer, a study in animal models reveals. Researchers acknowledge that obesity increases the risk of cancer, and some studies even consider the existence of a causal relationship between this metabolic condition and cancer. Click on the image for the full article.
Does what we eat and drink affect our risk of developing cancer? Many studies have asked this question, but answering it is challenging. Foods and beverages, as well as the nutrients and dietary constituents they contain, are consumed together, never in isolation of one another. To account for this, and to improve the quality of research related to the connection between diet and disease, the research community is shifting how we look at the health impact of diet, and how we
Aside from their ability to inject deep flavor into almost any meal, onions and garlic might also protect against cancer, according to a recent study. A recent study adds to the evidence that allium vegetables reduce cancer risk. Garlic, onions, leeks, chives, and shallots are classed as allium vegetables. They are grown throughout much of the world and form the bedrock of family meals far and wide. Earlier studies have shown that certain compounds in allium vegetables — incl
What you eat can affect how well immune therapies work against cancer. High-fiber diets may change gut microbes and make these therapies more effective, but taking probiotics could do the opposite. Researchers looked at people with melanoma skin cancer who were getting a kind of immune therapy called PD-1 blockade or checkpoint inhibition (SN: 10/27/18, p. 16). Those who ate a high-fiber diet were five times as likely to have the therapy halt the growth of or shrink tumors as