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…

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…

Cancer: protective effects of fruits and vegetables

Summary This review article analyzed 137 studies on the association between fruit and vegetable consumption and cancer. In these studies, the consumption of higher levels of fruits and vegetables was associated with a reduced risk of cancer. This association was found for a wide variety of vegetables and fruit. Furthermore, the protective effects were more…

Vitamin E reduces cancer risk

Summary This study evaluated the beneficial effects of vitamin E in head and neck cancers. The findings suggest that a sufficient intake of vitamin E reduces the risk of cancer. Vitamin E was also found to protect against the toxic effects of bleomycin, a drug used in conventional cancer treatment. Further details can be found…

Health benefits of micronutrients

Summary This review evaluated studies on the role of natural compounds and micronutrients in cancer prevention. Carotenoids (i.e. beta-carotene, a precursor of vitamin A), vitamins C and E, selenium and other compounds derived from plants (dithiolthiones, glucosinolates, indols, isothiocyanates, flavonoids, phenols, protease inhibitors, plant sterols, allium compounds and limonene) were found to have anti-cancer effects.…