Tuesday, November 25, 2008

More from the Frontiers in Cancer Prevention Research conference

This issue of Life Extension Update reports yet another significant finding concerning the effect of nutrition on the risk of cancer presented at the Frontiers in Cancer Prevention Research conference. The research concerns a protective effect for cruciferous vegetables that is specific to

Cruciferous vegetables, which include broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower, Brussels sprouts and kale, have been shown to provide protection against several types of cancer, yet the current research is the first comprehensive study to demonstrate a protective effect for the vegetables against lung cancer for smokers and former smokers.
At the American Association for Cancer Research's Seventh Annual International Conference on Frontiers in Cancer Prevention Research, held November 16-18, 2008 in National Harbor, Maryland, Roswell Park Cancer Institute post-doctoral fellow Li Tang, PhD reported the results of a hospital-based study, conducted by Dr Tang and colleagues, which compared lung cancer patients matched for smoking status with control subjects who did not have cancer.
Analysis of dietary intake found a strong association between a lower risk of lung cancer and greater consumption of fruit, total vegetables, and cruciferous vegetables. While the intake of fruit and total vegetables had a stronger protective effect among those who had never smoked, the benefit for cruciferous vegetables was found to exist only in smokers. Continue Reading

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