Health Talk: Do eggs increase ovarian cancer risk?

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Right now, the research does not show any strong link between eggs and ovarian cancer risk. There have been a few studies that have found a modest increased risk of ovarian cancer among women with the highest weekly egg consumption compared to those who don’t eat eggs. However, the studies that show a link are usually the study types more likely to have problems accurately estimating egg consumption and controlling for other potential influences on risk.

And many studies examining this link have not adjusted for being overweight, which increases ovarian cancer risk. A recent analysis of the global research on eggs and ovarian cancer risk by the American Institute for Cancer Research found that current evidence is too limited to support any conclusion. More research is needed.

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Theoretically, high consumption of eggs’ cholesterol could lead to formation of compounds that pose risk. Yet it’s also possible that eggs’ rich content of choline (an essential nutrient) could play a role in maintaining healthy DNA to reduce cancer risk. Read more… “Health Talk: Do eggs increase ovarian cancer risk?”

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    Study, omega-3s from fish and lower mortality from colorectal cancer

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    A recent study finds an intriguing connection between omega-3 fatty acids from fish and survival of colorectal cancer, the third most common and third deadliest cancer.

    There is a lot of research on cancer prevention and omega-3 fatty acids, which come from fatty fish along with plant foods sources — like walnuts and flaxseed. This study focused on omega-3s from fish and cancer survivorship.

    Garlic Salmon with Black Bean Sauce: Photographs by Heather Victoria Photography
    Garlic Salmon with Black Bean Sauce: Photographs by Heather Victoria Photography

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      Advanced Prostate Cancers Rise, Reducing Your Risk

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      While US prostate cancer rates overall have stayed about the same over a decade, cases of the advanced and most deadly types of prostate cancers have steadily grown, finds a new study that highlights the need to focus on prevention. The study was published in Prostate Cancer and Prostatic Diseases.

      AICR’s recent report on prostate cancer found that being overweight or obese increases men’s risk for advanced cancers.

      Yesterday’s study found that new cases of men diagnosed with metastatic prostate cancer rose 72 percent from 2004 to 2013. Metastatic cancers means they have spread beyond the prostate (or other site). These advanced cancers are often aggressive and deadly.

      Data Source: AB Weiner et al. Prostate Cancer and Prostatic Diseases (2016).

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