Navigation Links
Skin Cancer Risk Reduced by Taking Green Leafy Vegetables

Eating plenty of green leafy vegetables such as kale, spinach and collard greens could decrease skin cancer risk says a study//.

These vegetables are known to contain a variety of vitamins and minerals and other bioactive substances that include lutein, vitamins C and E, flavonoids, folic acid, and fiber, according to the health portal HealthSentinel.

Researchers studied over 1,000 adults living in Australia over an 11-year period and provided them full-body skin examinations as well as detailed dietary food frequency questionnaire, according to the study published in International Journal of Cancer.

After adjusting for a variety of factors the researchers found that increasing intakes of green leafy vegetables were associated with a 41 percent decrease risk of skin cancer - which is known medically as Squamous cell carcinoma (SCC).

Dark green leafy vegetables are rich in folic acid, which plays a key role in DNA synthesis and repair, the researchers said.

The researchers also examined diet if any participant previously had skin cancer. They found an even more substantial relationship.

People who previously had skin cancer had a 55 percent decrease in SCC with increasing intakes of green leafy vegetables. Conversely, dairy showed a significant 153 percent increased SCC risk.

'Increased intake of unmodified dairy products increased SCC risk by more than 2-fold,' the researchers observed.

'Our findings show that higher intakes of green leafy vegetables may help prevent SCC tumours among people who have prior skin cancers,' the researchers claimed.

'A high intake of unmodified dairy, such as whole milk, cheese, and yogurt, may increase SCC risk in susceptible individuals,' the researchers said.

Exposure to the ultraviolet (UV) rays from the sun is widely considered to be the most important environmental factor in developing skin cancer.

UV radiation causes direct damage to the DNA and to the immune system. UV radiation also causes indirect damage through the formation of free radicals.

(Source: IANS News)
'"/>




Related medicine news :

1. Fibroids unlikely to Turn Cancerous
2. Virus Level could Predict Cervical Cancer Risk
3. Cancer Doctors Okays Controversial Prostate Therapy
4. Potential New Cancer Gene Identified
5. Consensus on "Combination Therapy" for Breast Cancer
6. Cancers of Colon & Rectum linked to Cigarette Smoking
7. Life Saving Cancer Drugs – From Chicken! Possible Says Dolly’ Creatos
8. The Cancer Rumour mill working over time
9. Cancer drugs in development nearly doubled since 1995
10. Radioactive Seeds used in Prostate Cancer treatment can migrate with the body
11. Cancer patients turning to Internet for information
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:2/21/2017)... ... 2017 , ... Support of value-based care models requires collaboration across all facets ... industry solutions, Fogo Data Centers announces the launch of the Fogo Partner Community™. , ... one in which all systems work well, work together, and work together well. ...
(Date:2/21/2017)... (PRWEB) , ... February 21, ... ... of technology-enabled clinical trial solutions, today announced the further expansion of its ... applications they can leverage as part of Bioclinica’s extensive and growing eHealth ...
(Date:2/21/2017)... ... February 21, 2017 , ... Atlanta-based Jvion, ... analytic firm Predixion’s Healthcare IT practice. Predixion, which raised $42M+ to date, received ... giants including Accenture, GE Ventures, and Software AG , will bring top ...
(Date:2/21/2017)... ... February 21, 2017 , ... ... chronically untreated despite the medical, mental health, and financial consequences of inaction. On ... to take action if they have concerns about their hearing. , Effective treatment ...
(Date:2/21/2017)... ... February 21, 2017 , ... ... protein espresso drinks, announced its products are now available for purchase on RonnieColemanNutrition.com, ... Drink Mix has become popular among health-conscious consumers who love coffee but are ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:2/21/2017)... 21, 2017 Research and Markets has announced the ... 2016" report to their offering. ... The latest research Liver Cirrhosis Drugs Price Analysis and Strategies ... Cirrhosis market. The research answers the following questions: ... their clinical attributes? How are they positioned in the Global Liver Cirrhosis ...
(Date:2/21/2017)... and Markets has announced the addition of the "Rosacea Drugs Price ... ... Analysis and Strategies - 2016, provides drug pricing data and benchmarks in ... What are the key drugs marketed for Rosacea ... market? What are the unit prices and annual treatment ...
(Date:2/21/2017)... Research and Markets has announced the addition of ... to their offering. ... latest research Anthrax Drugs Price Analysis and Strategies - 2016, provides drug ... research answers the following questions: What are the ... positioned in the Global Anthrax market? What are the ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: