Navigation Links
Scientists Debate Dietary Supplements and Cancer Risk at AICR Conference
Date:11/6/2008

WASHINGTON, Nov. 6 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, at the annual research conference of the American Institute for Cancer Research (AICR), a panel of leading scientists discussed the state of the evidence on dietary supplements and their effects on cancer risk.

Dietary supplements are a $22 billion industry in the US. Yet last November, an AICR expert report reviewed the evidence and concluded that, when it comes to cancer, dietary supplements can be either protective or harmful.

The opening session of the AICR conference focused on complexities associated with studying the effects of supplement use on cancer risk.

Other topics to be discussed over the next two days include: Vitamin D; Diet and Cancer Survivors; the New Science of Epigenetics (How Diet Changes Gene Function); Probiotics; and the Study of Behavior Change.

Keep checking http://www.aicr.org on November 6 and 7 for updates from the AICR conference.

Folic acid, a B vitamin, is one nutrient used to fortify many different foods. Joel Mason, MD, of Tufts University, reviewed several studies showing folic acid to be associated with lower risk for some cancers.

But the vital question now before scientists, he said, is: How much is too much? Like several other vitamins, there is evidence that folic acid may be protective in moderate doses, but when consumed at very high amounts, may actually promote cancer.

The AICR report concluded that getting nutrients from whole foods rather than dietary supplements is best, and one AICR grantee presented data suggesting a reason why. Robert S. Chapkin, Ph.D., of Texas A&M University, specializes in research on omega-3 fatty acids in fish. He said they may work together with dietary fiber to "superactivate the system," and increase cancer protection in the large intestine by triggering a response that attacks damaged cells.

A protective set of reactions occur in
'/>"/>

SOURCE American Institute for Cancer Research
Copyright©2008 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. New prion protein discovered by Canadian scientists may offer insight into mad cow disease
2. Scientists Probe Sepsis Deadly Secrets
3. Scientists puzzled by severe allergic reaction to cancer drug in the middle Southern US
4. Scientists Develop Natural Protection for Stored Foods
5. Scientists detect presence of marburg virus in african fruit bats
6. Scientists Spot Brains Free Will Center
7. Scientists ID Likely Culprit in Popcorn Lung
8. Scientists explain how insulin secreting cells maintain their glucose sensitivity
9. Scripps Research scientists shed new light on how antibodies fight HIV
10. Scientists, physicians present latest findings in personalized cancer treatment and prevention
11. Scientists demonstate link between genetic variant and effectiveness of smoking cessation meds
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:5/27/2015)... 2015 Genius Monkey is pleased to ... marketing technology, they have boosted sales for the Utah ... regional level for seven Utah-based dealers. , Until ... and radio media. In 2014 the Utah Honda dealers ... Genius Monkey , shifted their marketing campaigns more ...
(Date:5/27/2015)... (PRWEB) May 27, 2015 With InnerVoice ... communication environment where the message is not only heard but ... drawing, or virtually any motivating image. This award-winning and affordable ... offer. , Now, using InnerVoice Sender app ... be sent to a learner remotely for no additional cost. ...
(Date:5/27/2015)... May 27, 2015 With a prevalently ... poll conducted during the "ACA - Controlling the Chaos" ... 75% are currently in the process of researching ... were confidently prepared for the reporting mandates. , According ... the webinar, those who are currently vetting ACA reporting ...
(Date:5/27/2015)... (PRWEB) May 27, 2015 SmarterSkin, http://www.smarterskindermatology.com ... with a cutting-edge test that makes it easier for patients ... skin type. , Dr. Sejal Shah is a cosmetic ... in NYC to offer the test. This revolutionary DNA test ... associated with skin aging: , 1. Firmness and ...
(Date:5/27/2015)... Decorview , a leading seller of custom ... advice to homeowners looking to , combat light pollution ... by streetlights, outdoor signs, full moons and other exterior ... Rush, VP of sales and merchandising for Decorview. “Just ... recently installed LED streetlights– the blue glare from these ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Genius Monkey Boosts Utah Honda Dealers Website Traffic 142% 2Health News:Newly Released: InnerVoice Sender App Ups the Ante in Communication Technology for Autism with Remote Prompting 2Health News:Newly Released: InnerVoice Sender App Ups the Ante in Communication Technology for Autism with Remote Prompting 3Health News:Newly Released: InnerVoice Sender App Ups the Ante in Communication Technology for Autism with Remote Prompting 4Health News:Employers are On Track for ACA Reporting According to Businessolver Poll 2Health News:SmarterSkin Dermatology is Now Offering Skin DNA Analysis 2Health News:Decorview Helps Homeowners Combat Light Pollution 2
... , , , , LOVELAND, Colo., July 24 ... , (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20000622/HESKALOGO ) , , ... Earnings Conference Call on the Web, ... Where: www.heska.com (click on the Q2 2009 Earnings Call link on the, ...
... FT. MYERS, Fla., July 24 NeoGenomics, Inc. (OTC ... announced today that it has entered into a Strategic Supply Agreement ... for Abbott to supply materials for NeoGenomics to develop its own ... of melanoma. In a separate transaction, Abbott has also acquired ...
... treatment of cystic echinococcosis is surgery or percutaneous aspiration, ... It is aimed at causing permanent damage to the ... that produces the cystic fluid and generates new larval ... on liver and lung can result in biliary or ...
... S.C., July 24 UCI Medical Affiliates, Inc. (Other OTC: ... Vice-President of Finance, Chief Financial Officer, and Secretary of UCI ... 2009 in federal court to criminal charges for falsifying eight ... Exchange Commission. On the eight reports that were submitted ...
... , , , SAN ... ("Cardium") today announced that it has completed the asset sale of Cardium,s ... , AEX: PHI). The asset purchase transaction was for $11.25 million, ... , , (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20051018/CARDIUMLOGO ) , ...
... sleep deprivation can be tough, experts admit , FRIDAY, July 24 ... jeans might not be catching enough zzzs. , Getting a good ... and exercise for shedding baby weight. , One study of new ... day six months after giving birth were three times as likely ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Webcast Alert: Heska Announces Second Quarter 2009 Earnings Conference Call Webcast 2Health News:NeoGenomics Enters into Strategic Supply Agreement with Abbott for Development of a Melanoma Cancer Test 2Health News:NeoGenomics Enters into Strategic Supply Agreement with Abbott for Development of a Melanoma Cancer Test 3Health News:NeoGenomics Enters into Strategic Supply Agreement with Abbott for Development of a Melanoma Cancer Test 4Health News:Is RTA a new potential option for the treatment of hydatid cysts? 2Health News:Is RTA a new potential option for the treatment of hydatid cysts? 3Health News:UCI Medical Affiliates, Inc.'s Internal Investigation Leads to Former Executive Officer Pleading Guilty to Criminal Charges 2Health News:Cardium Completes Sale of InnerCool Therapies Business to Royal Philips Electronics 2Health News:Cardium Completes Sale of InnerCool Therapies Business to Royal Philips Electronics 3Health News:Snoozing May Help Women Shed Baby Weight 2Health News:Snoozing May Help Women Shed Baby Weight 3
(Date:5/27/2015)... , May 27, 2015 ... announced the addition of the  "2015 Strategies ...  report to their offering.  ... five-country report contains 500 pages, 120 tables, ... and potential market entrants identify and evaluate ...
(Date:5/27/2015)... , May 27, 2015 OpportunityAnalyzer: Cushing,s ... Summary GlobalData estimates that the 2013 ... was approximately $179m across the 6MM covered in ... investing their attention, time, and financial resources in ... research and development (R&D) strategies. One notable example ...
(Date:5/27/2015)... YORK , May 27, 2015 PharmaPoint: ... Forecast and Market Analysis to 2022 - Event-Driven Update ... dominated by generics and GlaxoSmithKline,s Benlysta is the only ... more than 50 years. Following Benlysta,s launch, patients, uptake ... price-tag Benlysta has managed to grow the lupus market ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:European Hemostasis Diagnostic Testing Market Strategies 2015 2OpportunityAnalyzer: Cushing's Syndrome - Opportunity Analysis and Forecasts to 2018 2OpportunityAnalyzer: Cushing's Syndrome - Opportunity Analysis and Forecasts to 2018 3OpportunityAnalyzer: Cushing's Syndrome - Opportunity Analysis and Forecasts to 2018 4PharmaPoint: Systemic Lupus Erythematosus and Lupus Nephritis - Global Drug Forecast and Market Analysis to 2022 - Event-Driven Update 2PharmaPoint: Systemic Lupus Erythematosus and Lupus Nephritis - Global Drug Forecast and Market Analysis to 2022 - Event-Driven Update 3
... Seidman Cancer Center at University Hospitals (UH) Case Medical Center ... research findings in 25 presentations this weekend at the 53rd ... the San Diego Convention Center. "The breadth and ... truly outstanding," says Stan Gerson, MD, Director of ...
... major research advances over the last several decades that ... condition remains deadly. Specialists are in need of new ... therapies that will extend patients, lives. New research addressing ... will be presented today at the 53rd Annual Meeting ...
Cached Medicine Technology:UH Seidman Cancer Center Researchers Present Findings at American Society of Hematology Annual Meeting 2UH Seidman Cancer Center Researchers Present Findings at American Society of Hematology Annual Meeting 3UH Seidman Cancer Center Researchers Present Findings at American Society of Hematology Annual Meeting 4UH Seidman Cancer Center Researchers Present Findings at American Society of Hematology Annual Meeting 5Genetic and Proteomic Advances Pave the Way for Next-Generation Leukemia Therapies 2Genetic and Proteomic Advances Pave the Way for Next-Generation Leukemia Therapies 3Genetic and Proteomic Advances Pave the Way for Next-Generation Leukemia Therapies 4Genetic and Proteomic Advances Pave the Way for Next-Generation Leukemia Therapies 5Genetic and Proteomic Advances Pave the Way for Next-Generation Leukemia Therapies 6Genetic and Proteomic Advances Pave the Way for Next-Generation Leukemia Therapies 7
The ImagingPlanet 55 mm Surgical Microscope Adapter. Superior optical quality and precise engineering make this 55mm focal length adapter an excellent decision for use with your Zeiss surgical micro...
... Capture Archive Manage ... Images. ,Introducing Optronics DVMR- office, ... system designed for the physician's ... from a variety of high-resolution ...
... Optronics QuantiFIRE represents the latest innovation ... scientific grade CCD imaging for microscopy. ... Monochrome CCD camera developed exclusively for ... fluoresence or NIR imaging applications where ...
... This system is the most ... world. Developed in the USA after ... safety, and complete precision with maximum ... exfoliation. It is superior to traditional ...
Medicine Products: