25-Oct-2016 By Elizabeth Crawford
After donating millions of dollars a year to cancer research for years, Hormel is stepping up its game to more directly help people fighting and recovering from the disease with the launch of a novel product line designed just for them.
24-Mar-2016 By Elaine Watson
Sucralose “is safe and does not cause cancer, despite what you may have seen in some headlines,” Ted Gelov, the CEO of Splenda brand owner Heartland Consumer Products Group, has insisted in an open letter blasting what he argues is “flawed” data from...
12-Feb-2016 By Niamh Michail
A study linking the consumption of sucralose and cancer in mice, led by Italian researcher Morando Soffritti, has been published.
26-Oct-2015 By Nathan Gray
Regular consumption of processed meat products does cause cancer, according to a new World Health Organisation (WHO) report that puts prepared and cured meat products on its list of cancer-causing substances.
03-Apr-2015 By Nathan Gray
A phenolic compound known as oleocanthal can selectively kill cancerous cells while leaving healthy cells intact, say researchers, who suggest their novel findings may explain why olive oil is linked to decreased cancer risk.
04-Nov-2014 By Elaine Watson
The US Food & Drug Administration (FDA) has rejected two citizen’s petitions urging it to ban the use of aspartame as a food additive, arguing that neither presented any credible scientific data that would warrant a change of policy on the zero-calorie...
11-Feb-2014 By Caroline SCOTT-THOMAS
Sugar is not like tobacco. So why does the sugar industry keep borrowing tobacco industry terms?
03-Apr-2013 By Nathan Gray
Researchers and global media should better consider the validity of single scientific studies that report on supposed ‘miracle foods’ in addition to considering that people do not eat foods or nutrients in isolation, warn researchers.
19-Mar-2013 By Ben BOUCKLEY
Scientists based in US claim their new study shows that bitter melon juice has strong efficacy against human pancreatic carcinoma cells without noticeable side effects, and urge its ‘clinical usefulness’.
13-Mar-2013 By Nathan Gray
The fight for public health should not be against obesity, but rather the dangerous metabolic conditions that both obese and non-obese people suffer from. And the prime target for those diseases is sugar, says Professor Robert Lustig.
22-Feb-2013 By Nathan Gray
A diet packed with resistant starch may help to prevent both inflammatory bowel disease and colorectal cancer, say researchers.
01-Feb-2013 By Nathan Gray
Regular consumption of foods that have been deep-fried is associated with an increased risk of developing prostate cancer, warn researchers.
Study establishes link between red meat and bladder cancer
Dietary proteins and iron found in red meat could be linked to increased risks of cancer due to their ability to form ‘powerful carcinogens’, says new research.
06-Jul-2012 By Caroline Scott-Thomas
The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) has urged the US Surgeon General to carry out a comprehensive study of sugar-sweetened beverage consumption’s potential impact on public health.
Starch intake may raise breast cancer recurrence risk: Study
06-Jan-2012 By Natham Gray
High consumption of starchy foods may be linked with an increased risk of breast cancer tumours returning in women who have already had breast, according to a new study.
No link between red meat and bladder cancer: EPIC study
01-Feb-2011 By Nathan Gray
Fresh analysis of data from the EPIC study has again found no association between dietary intakes of red meat and the risk of bladder cancer.
Tea and coffee may reduce brain tumor risk: EPIC Study
19-Oct-2010 By Nathan Gray
Daily intakes of more than 100 ml of tea or coffee may significantly reduce the risk of certain brain tumors, according to new research published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition.
Non-dairy calcium also linked to prostate cancer, say researchers
04-Jun-2010 By Lorraine Heller
Consumption of calcium from non-dairy sources could increase the risk of developing prostate cancer, according to the results of a study conducted among Chinese men.
Avoid potential carcinogens in food, suggests government panel
10-May-2010 By Caroline Scott-Thomas
A new report from the President’s Cancer Panel has raised concerns about the levels of potential environmental carcinogens, including pesticide residues on conventionally grown food.
Harvard study finds no coffee, soda link to colon cancer
10-May-2010 By Guy Montague-Jones
A new study published by scientists at the Harvard School of Public Health suggests that drinking even large amounts of coffee and carbonated drinks is not linked to colon cancer risk.
Review backs flaxseed lignans' cancer fighting potential
03-May-2010 By Staff Reporter
Flaxseed lignans might offer protection against breast, prostate, colon, and skin cancers while the soluble fibre they contain could help maintain steady blood sugar levels, found a review of research into the seed.
Advocacy group’s plea for hotdog cancer warnings dismissed
13-Apr-2010 By Caroline Scott-Thomas
A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit filed last July against several hotdog makers by vegan advocacy group Cancer Project that claimed hotdogs should carry a cancer warning label.
Soft drinks may increase pancreatic cancer risk
08-Feb-2010 By Stephen Daniells
Drinking two or more soft drinks per week may double the risk of developing pancreatic cancer, suggests the first study of its kind in an Asian population.
Fats of any kind may boost prostate cancer risk: Study
29-Jan-2010 By staff reporter
Increased intakes of fats, from saturated to polyunsaturated fats, may increase the risk of prostate cancer, says a new study.
Salted foods may increase cancer risk: Japanese study
15-Jan-2010 By Stephen Daniells
Increased intake of salt may boost the risk of heart disease, while increased consumption of salted foods may increase the risk of cancer, says a new study from Japan.
Meat not linked to prostate cancer recurrence risk
06-Jan-2010 By Stephen Daniells
Consuming processed and unprocessed red meat, fish, total poultry, and skinless poultry does not affect prostate cancer recurrence or progression, says a new study from Harvard.
Coffee linked to breast and colon cancer
13-Nov-2009 By Mike Stones
More research is necessary to explore links between a compound in coffee and breast and colon cancer, according to Texas AgriLife Research scientists.
Red meat again linked to cancer risk: Study
08-Oct-2009 By Stephen Daniells
Increased intakes of red meat may increase the risk of prostate cancer, with the meat’s heme iron content one of the possible culprits, says a new study from the US.
Meat additives not linked to brain tumours: Study
16-Sep-2009 By Stephen Daniells
Intakes of nitrates and nitrites from processed meats, fruit and vegetables do not increase the incidence of brain tumours, says a new study from Imperial College London and Harvard.
Artificial sweeteners not linked to cancer: Study
12-Aug-2009 By Stephen Daniells
Regular intakes of artificial sweeteners like saccharin and aspartame do not increase the risk of certain cancers, like stomach and pancreatic, suggests a new study from Italy.
Meat Institute urges court to dismiss ‘nuisance’ hotdog lawsuit
23-Jul-2009 By Caroline Scott-Thomas
The American Meat Institute has urged a New Jersey court to dismiss a lawsuit from vegan advocacy group Cancer Project that claims hotdogs should carry a cancer warning label.
Acrylamide has no link to brain cancer risk: Study
07-May-2009 By Stephen Daniells
Dietary intakes of acrylamide are not related to increased risks of brain cancer, says a new study from Maastricht University in the Netherlands.
Red meat linked to increased mortality: Study
24-Mar-2009 By Stephen Daniells
Choosing between red and processed meat, and white meat, may affect how long you live, according to new findings from a study with half a million people.
Acrylamide not linked to breast cancer in women: Study
27-Feb-2009 By Stephen Daniells
Dietary intakes of acrylamide are not related to increased risks of breast cancer, says a new study from Harvard.
Garlic science lacking for cancer health claims: Researchers
07-Jan-2009 By Stephen Daniells
No “credible evidence” exists in the literature to support the potential of garlic to reduce the risk of cancer, according to a new review from Korea.
Animal study draws phosphate link to lung cancer
06-Jan-2009 By Jess Halliday
Careful regulation of inorganic phosphates in the diet could aid lung cancer prevention and treatment, researchers have concluded from a study in mice that could call into question the high use of phosphate additives in the diet.
Lutein and zeaxanthin can benefit colon cancer, say researchers
24-Oct-2008 By Shane Starling
Korean researchers have found alga-extracted carotenoids such as lutein and zeaxanthin can reduce colon cancer growths.
Lignans' prostate cancer protection gets study boost
13-May-2008 By Stephen Daniells
The lignan metabolite enterolactone may prevent the spread of
prostate cancer by acting at the genetic level, suggests new
research that deepens our understanding of the topic.
Red meat again linked to cancer - study
11-Dec-2007 By Stephen Daniells
High intake of red and processed meats may raise the risk of lung
and colorectal cancer by up to 20 per cent, according to a new
study from researchers at the USA's National Cancer Institute.
Acrylamide may increase female cancer risks
26-Nov-2007 By Stephen Daniells
Increased dietary intakes of acrylamide could raise the risk of
endometrial and ovarian cancer by 29 and 78 per cent, respectively,
says a new study.
Black cohosh stops breast cancer growth in the lab
13-Nov-2007 By Stephen Daniells
Extracts from black cohosh may stop breast cancer cells in their
tracks, suggests a new laboratory study involving scientists from
French botanicals supplier Naturex.
Pomegranate hailed king of the exotic fruits
08-Nov-2007 By Stephen Daniells in Las Vegas
Pomegranate, known as the royal fruit because of the 'crown' on
top, is also the shining light for how to capitalise on consumers'
growing interest in exotic fruits and ensure they offer benefits
and not empty hype,...
Red and processed meats increase cancer risk, says study
02-Nov-2007 By Laura Crowley
Diet and cancer are directly linked, with alcohol and red and
processed meats posing particular risks, according to the World
Cancer Research Fund's (WCRF) study released this week.
Study claims alcohol-cancer link in older women
13-Sep-2007 By staff reporter
Postmenopausal women who consume two or more alcoholic beverage a
day may double their risk of developing endometrial cancer, say
researchers in the first prospective study to report a significant
Dietary acrylamide may not raise breast cancer risk - study
22-Aug-2007 By Stephen Daniells
Acrylamide, the potential carcinogen from food, may not be present
in high enough quantities in the diet to promote the risk of breast
cancer, researchers have reported.
Western diet linked to greater colon cancer recurrence
16-Aug-2007 By Stephen Daniells
The high calorie, low fibre dietary pattern associated with the
Western diet are associated with an increased risk of colorectal
cancer recurrence, says new research from the US.
Grapefruit may raise breast cancer risk - study
16-Jul-2007 By Stephen Daniells
Women who consume one quarter of grapefruit every day may be at a
30 percent higher risk of breast cancer, suggests an
epidemiological study from Hawaii and LA.
Western diet pattern may raise breast cancer risk
10-Jul-2007 By Stephen Daniells
Asian women eating a Western-style diet, rich in red meat, starches
and sweets, may raise the risk of breast cancer, according to new
research from China.
National Cancer Institute funds study using Beneo
02-Jul-2007 By Clarisse Douaud
The National Cancer Institute (NCI) is funding a Mayo
Clinic study following the work of the EU-funded Syncan
project, this time using prebiotics without probiotics, in relation
to colon cancer.
Dairy may protect smokers from prostate cancer - study
Increased intake of dairy foods may cut the risk of smokers
developing prostate cancer by about 40 per cent, suggests a new
study from the US.