Nutrient mixture inhibits brain tumor growth

Summary This study investigated the effect of a nutrient mixture containing ascorbic acid, lysine, proline and green tea extract on the growth of brain tumors. For the experiments, brain tumor cells were induced in mice. Afterwards they were fed a regular diet or a regular diet supplemented with the nutrient mixture for 4 weeks. The…

Nutrient combinations with polyphenols are effective against cancer

Summary This article focuses on the effects of different nutrient combinations with polyphenols on cancer. It included studies with experiments on human cancer cell lines. A mixture containing quercetin, curcumin, green tea, cruciferous vegetables extract (cruciferex®) and resveratrol inhibited head and neck tumor growth. Furthermore, a combination of polyphenols (quercetin and green tea extract) with…

Enhanced efficacy of nutrients combinations in inhibiting cancer progression

Summary This study evaluated the effect of epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG) and green tea extract independently, compared to a micronutrient mixture containing lysine, proline, ascorbic acid and green tea extract on cancer progression, indicated by matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs). MMPs are substances produced by malignant cells to digest the surrounding tissues and promote metastasis. The experiments were…

Nutrient mixture inhibits cancer progression

Summary Evidently, cancer progression, metastasis and shortened patient survival is associated with elevated levels of matrix metalloproteinase MMP-9. MMPs are substances produced by cancer cells to digest the surrounding tissues and spread through the body. Against this background, this study investigated the effect of a nutrient mixture containing lysine, proline, ascorbic acid and green tea…

Vitamin E protects against cervical cancer

Summary This study evaluated whether vitamin A and E are able to decrease cervical cancer risk. The four year study included women between the ages of 16 and 40 who had cervical cancer (intraepithelial neoplasia), a precancerous condition of the cervix. It was found that vitamin E levels were significantly decreased in many cancer patients,…

Protective role of vitamins supplementation against stomach cancer

Summary This study evaluated the relationship between nutrients intake and stomach cancer. 338 patients with stomach cancer and 679 participants without cancer were investigated. It was found that fats increase the risk of stomach cancer. Conversely, supplementation with vitamins, especially with vitamin C, exerts protective effects against stomach cancer. Further details can be found in…

Folic acid interferes with stomach cancer development

Summary This study investigated the effect of the drug rofecoxib and folic acid and on stomach cancer. The experiments, executed with rats, indicated that rofecoxib and folic acid interfered with cancer development. The researchers concluded that high blood levels of folic acid can prevent stomach cancer. Further details can be found in the study. References…

Isoflavonoids are effective against brain tumor

Summary Isoflavonoids are naturally occurring compounds and this study investigated their impact on brain tumor. The experiments were performed with cells and rats. The results revealed that dietary isoflavonoids were effective against brain tumor. Further details can be found in the study. References Tina Sehm, Zheng Fan, Ruth Weiss, Marc Schwarz, Tobias Engelhorn, Nirjhar Hore, Arnd Doerfler, Michael Buchfelder, Iiker Y Eyüpoglu, Nic E…

Micronutrients are effective against leukemia

Summary This study tested the effect of a nutrient mixture (lysine, proline, ascorbic acid and green tea extract) on leukemia. The experiments were performed with human cells and it was found that this special nutrient mixture inhibited the growth of leukemia cells. More details can be found in the study. References S Harakeh, M Diab-Assaf, A Niedzwiecki, J…

Lysine counteracts leukemia progression

Summary This study evaluated the effect of the amino acid lysine against leukemia. Various analyses were performed, including those of cells. It was found that lysine was able to induce the death of malignant cells and decrease metalloproteinases (MMPs). MMPs are substances produced by malignant cells to digest the surrounding tissues and spread through the…

Maternal prenatal use of vitamins and folic acid reduces the risk of leukemia in offspring

Summary This study analyzed the effect of maternal prenatal vitamin supplementation with folic acid and other vitamins on childhood leukemia. Data on prenatal use of folic acid and vitamins were obtained from 12 studies, including more than 7,000 children with leukemia and 11,635 without leukemia. The results suggested that maternal prenatal use of vitamins and…

Micronutrients inhibit the development of lung tumors

Summary This study investigated the effect of dietary supplementation with a nutrient mixture containing lysine, proline, arginine, ascorbic acid, green tea extract, N-acetyl cysteine, selenium, copper and manganese on the development of lung tumors. Lung tumors were induced in mice which were fed either a regular diet or the same diet supplemented with a nutrient…

Higher micronutrient intake is associated with reduced risk of bladder cancer

Summary This study investigated the association between micronutrients intake and bladder cancer. A questionnaire was administered to 322 patients with bladder cancer and 239 persons without bladder cancer. The researchers concluded that higher intakes of carotenoids, vitamin D, thiamin, niacin, and vitamin E were associated with a reduced risk of bladder cancer. Further details can…

The continual consumption of fish oil-derived compounds reduces inflammation and oxidative stress

Summary This study investigated the effect of fish oil-derived compounds (PUFA) in patients with lung cancer. 33 patients with advanced inoperable lung cancer and undergoing chemotherapy were given either four capsules/day containing PUFA or no supplementation. It was found that fish oil-derived compounds reduced inflammation and oxidative stress. The decrease of the oxidative stress implicates…

Vitamin C reduces the growth of leukemia cells

Summary This study evaluated the effects of vitamin C (ascorbic acid) against leukemia. The experiments showed that vitamin C reduced the growth of leukemia cells and it was concluded that vitamin C is effective against leukemia. Further details can be found in the study. References Steve Harakeh, Mona Diab-Assaf, Jihane C Khalife, Khalil A Abu-el-Ardat, Elias Baydoun, Aleksandra Niedzwiecki, Marwan E…

Quercetin-derived compounds inhibit the growth and induce the death of cancer cells

Summary Quercetin is a natural antitumor substance whose derived compounds, quercetin glucuronides, can be found in the blood after ingestion of dietary supplements containing quercetin. This study investigated the effects of quercetin glucuronides in human lung cancer cells. The experiments demonstrated that quercetin glucuronides inhibit the growth and induce the death of cancer cells. More…

Micronutrients are effective against tumor invasion and metastasis

Summary Metalloproteinases (MMPs) are substances produced by malignant cells to digest the surrounding tissues, induce metastasis and spread through the body. This study examined the effect of various compounds on MMPs. The experiments, executed with human lung cancer cells, indicated that a nutrient mixture (NM) and the green tea-derived compound epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG) inhibited the…

Nutrient mixture as a promising adjunct to standard treatment of pancreatic cancer

Summary This study evaluated the effect of a nutrient mixture containing lysine, proline, arginine, ascorbic acid and green tea extract on pancreatic cancer. The experiments, performed with cells, showed that the nutrient mixture inhibited the production of matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs). MMPs are substances produced by cancer cells to digest the surrounding tissues and spread through…

Sufficient vitamin D is associated with a reduced risk of uterine fibroids

Summary This study evaluated the relationship between blood levels of vitamin D and uterine fibroids (benign tumors of the uterus). Fibroids were determined by the screening of premenopausal women (620 blacks, 416 whites) and vitamin D status was assessed in blood samples. The results showed that sufficient vitamin D was associated with a reduced risk…

Nutrient mixture as an excellent candidate to treat bladder cancer

Summary This study evaluated the effects of a nutrient mixture (lysine, proline, arginine, ascorbic acid and green tea extract) on bladder cancer. The experiments were performed using human cells. The researchers concluded that this special nutrient mixture is an excellent candidate for therapeutic use in the treatment of bladder cancer. More details can be found…

Cruciferous vegetables consumption reduces the risk of kidney cancer

Summary This article collects different studies on the relationship between cruciferous vegetables consumption and the risk of kidney cancer. 10 studies were included and analyzed. The authors concluded that cruciferous vegetables consumption is related to the decreased risk of kidney cancer. More details can be found in the study. References Ben Liu, Qiqi Mao, Xiao Wang, Feng Zhou, Jindan…

Protective effect of vitamin D against bladder cancer

Summary This research collects studies on the relationship between blood levels of vitamin D and bladder cancer. A total of 89,610 participants and 2,238 patients with bladder cancer were included. The results suggested that people with higher vitamin D levels suffer from less risk of developing bladder cancer. More details can be found in the…

Increased fruit and vegetable consumption is associated with reduced risk of kidney cancer

Summary This research evaluated the effect of fruit and vegetable consumption on kidney cancer risk. 13 studies were analyzed, and they included 1,478 patients with kidney cancer (709 women and 769 men) as well as 530,469 women and 244,483 men followed for up to 7 to 20 years. Participants were asked to complete a questionnaire…

Calcium intake decreases the risk of colorectal adenomas

Summary This article focuses on the relationship between calcium intake and the risk of colorectal adenoma. Adenoma is an alteration of cells in which a cancer can arise. Data were collected from different studies and the results showed that calcium intake can decrease the risk of colorectal adenomas. Further details can be found in the…

Protective effects of selenium

Summary This publication collects recent findings focusing on the anti-toxicity and cancer-preventive properties of selenium and their implications in conventional therapies. The researchers shed light on unintended side effects in chemotherapy and the developments of novel combinatorial chemotherapeutics with selenium compounds. It was concluded that selenium had anti-cancer and protective effects. Further details can be…

Administration of immune-enhancing nutrients reduces infections and shortens postoperative hospitalization

Summary Post-surgery infections are the major cause of prolonged hospitalization in patients with tumor of the esophagus. This study evaluated the administration of immune-enhancing nutrients prior to esophageal surgery. A total of 123 patients were investigated. The results suggested that the administration of immune-enhancing nutrients reduced infections and shortened the hospitalization. Further details can be…

Catechins support the suppression of inflammation-related colon cancer development

Summary This study investigated whether epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG) and Polyphenon E (Poly E), a mixture of green tea catechins, suppress inflammation-related colon cancer. Colonic tumors were induced in male mice aged 5 weeks. The animals received drinking water containing EGCG or Poly E for 17 weeks. The results provided evidence that the tested micronutrient combination…

Multivitamin supplementation reduces cancer risk

Summary This placebo-controlled double-blind study carried out by the Harvard Medical School investigated whether long-term multivitamin supplementation decreases the risk of cancer among men. 14,641 men aged 50 years or older, including 1312 men with a history of cancer, were included. In the study of 14 years, participants were given daily doses of a multivitamin…

Eicosapentaenoic acid protects against skin cancer

Summary In this study, omega-3 fatty acids were evaluated for their protective effect against skin cancer induced by sunlight, i.e. ultraviolet radiation. The study included 42 healthy participants who were given 4 g daily of purified omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids, eicosapentaenoic acid, (EPA) or monounsaturated, oleic acid, for 3 months. Supplementation of the omega-3 fatty…