CAN CANCER RISK BE MODIFIED WITH LIFESTYLE (08-24-09)By
Vitamin E intake, alpha-tocopherol status, and pancreatic cancer in a cohort of male smokers
Have I mentioned that cancer risk can be modified with lifestyle? In this study we see a 48% reduced risk for pancreatic cancer (again-a very, very bad cancer) with highest blood levels of alpha tocopherol. Sound good? In those with the highest intake of polyunsatured fats (fats found in such foods as nuts, but which are very prone to becoming oxidized) the reduction was 62%. 62%. In my book, that’s pretty good.
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Since acquiring a passion for how the body works in chiropractic school, I have continued to indulge this desire by reading some 120 peer reviewed medical journals per month. I’m always learning more about how to help people avoid chronic diseases like diabetes, heart disease, dementia, osteoporosis, obesity and cancer, and pass along this information in my blog. There are currently almost 2,000 posts cataloged on almost every health topic imaginable. Click Here for more bio information