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2013 August

Lycopene linked to small drop in prostate cancer risk

The tomato ingredient lycopene may be associated with a reduced risk of prostate cancer but is unlikely to make a significant difference on its own, scientists say.Men with a high intake of lycopene may benefit from a slightly reduced risk of prostate cancer, new research suggests.Lycopene is an antioxidant carotenoid…
2013 August

Good state of mind 'affects expression of immune system genes'

Good state of mind 'affects expression of immune system genes'.A good state of mind may be beneficial for genes involved in the body's immune response, new research suggests.Scientists at the University of California, Los Angeles and the University of North Carolina have been examining the effect of psychology on human…
2013 August

Women's height 'linked to postmenopausal cancer risk'

Research suggests tall women may have an increased risk of cancer.Women who are taller than average may have an increased risk of developing cancer following the menopause, a new study suggests.US researchers looked at data on almost 21,000 postmenopausal women who had enrolled in a study called the Women's Health…
2013 August

People are enjoying better health in later life

Research suggests that longer life expectancy has been accompanied by an improvement in people's health in their latter years.Concerns are often voiced about the fact that people are living for longer but in poorer health, but the latest research seems to dispel these fears.According to scientists at Harvard University and…
2013 August

Study finds elevated incidence of blood cancer near benzene-releasing facilities

Research suggests that living near to a benzene-releasing refinery or manufacturing plant may increase people's risk of non-Hodgkin lymphoma.People who live near facilities that release the chemical benzene into the environment may have an increased risk of certain cancers, a study has found.Benzene is an organic chemical that is principally…
2013 July

Fruit and veg intake linked to reduced risk of bladder cancer in women

Certain nutrients in fruit and vegetables seem to have a protective effect against bladder cancer, at least in women.Women who regularly eat fruit and vegetables may benefit from a reduced risk of bladder cancer, a study suggests.It is thought that the association may be due to the various antioxidants that…
2013 July

Antioxidants may help to protect vision

An eye expert at Harvard Medical School has underscored the importance of certain vitamins, minerals and other antioxidant nutrients for preventing vision loss.A high intake of antioxidants may help to prevent vision loss - an issue that most people become concerned about as they get older.According to Dr Ivana Kim,…
2013 July

Sugary foods and drinks identified as risk factors for bowel cancer

Fatty and sugary foods appear to increase people's risk of developing bowel cancer.A high-fat, sugary diet may increase people's risk of bowel cancer, new research in the European Journal of Cancer Prevention suggests.Scientists at the University of Edinburgh examined more than 170 foods to see whether they influenced people's chances…
2013 July

Study finds link between sleep deprivation and skin ageing

Research suggests that poor sleep may contribute to skin ageing and a reduced ability to recover from UV-related damage and other environmental stressors.Sleep is important for a number of reasons, one of which appears to be maintaining healthy skin.Researchers at University Hospitals (UH) Case Medical Centre recently conducted a study…
2013 July

Polyphenol antioxidants linked to longevity

Research suggests that a high intake of polyphenol antioxidants may be associated with increased longevity.People with a high intake of polyphenol antioxidants may benefit from increased longevity, a new study suggests.Researchers in Spain and Italy looked at the links between polyphenol intake and mortality in 807 older men and women,…