Folate and Vitamin B6 Intake May Reduce Pancreatic Cancer Risk

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Pancreatic cancer is a relatively rare cancer compared to breast, colorectal, prostate and lung cancer, but it is highly aggressive and expected to claim the lives of more than 44,000 Americans in 2018. The lack of reliable screening tests, the indeterminant symptoms and the relative rarity of pancreatic cancer mean that it is often not diagnosed until the disease is at an advanced stage. But even when diagnosed early, it has a poor prognosis – only about 8 percent of people who develop pancreatic cancer survive longer than five years. Findings from a recent study published in the European Journal of Clinical Nutrition suggest that diet may play a key role in preventing pancreatic cancer.
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    Got the Drunchies? How Heavy Drinking Influences Eating Behaviors

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    That insane craving you have for pizza, tacos, and cheeseburgers that comes after a night of drinking alcohol has a name – the “drunchies,” or drunk munchies – and it brings with it a not-so-surprising bonus: weight gain. Over time, that weight gain can lead to obesity and diabetes – two contributors to cancer risk. Findings from a new study suggest that drinking alcohol influences college students’ eating behaviors – and not in a good way.
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      Broccoli extract may lower blood sugar among some with diabetes, study finds

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      Nearly 30 million people in the United States have type 2 diabetes. Being overweight or obese increases the chances of developing diabetes. Both obesity and diabetes are linked to cancer.

      Findings from a new study published in the journal Science Translational Medicine suggest that sulforaphane, a phytochemical that has shown strong cancer-preventive actions in lab and clinical studies, might also reduce some of the harmful effects of type 2 diabetes in obese adults.

      “Sulforaphane is useful not only for cancer prevention but it also demonstrates anti-diabetes and many other activities,” says Jed Fahey, ScD, Director of the Cullman Chemoprotection Center at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and one of the authors on the study. Read more… “Broccoli extract may lower blood sugar among some with diabetes, study finds”

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