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Minerals Versus Cancer, Part II

Be Careful with Supplements

Encouraged by reports linking the mineral to cancer protection, people are buying – and taking – selenium supplements. In some Asia countries, they call selenium as the king of anti-cancer substances.  But, a few words of caution are in order.

At high doses, selenium can cause health problems. Fatigue and irritability, as well as brittleness or loss of hair, have been seen in patients suffering from toxic amounts of selenium. A research scientist exposed to too much selenium developed bronchitis and skin problems.

How Much is Too Much?

According to the Food and Nutrition Board of the National Research Council, a long term intake of 2400 to 3000 micrograms of selenium per day would be expected to cause a toxic reaction.

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1 comment - What do you think?  Posted by JavaHealth - March 2, 2010 at 12:15 pm

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Vitamin C Helps You to Fight Cancer

It is time to rewrite our nutrition textbooks. The textbooks of yesterday tell us that vitamin C prevents scurvy. They talk of the vitamin’s role in healing wounds. They explain that vitamin C aids in the formation of collagen, which holds cells together.

But an update is in order. It is not that vitamin C does not do these things. Rather, it does more – much more.

It may very well help to prevent cancer, says the Committee on Diet, Nutrition, and Cancer (of the U.S.). The panel members were impressed enough with studies of vitamin C and Cancer to advise us to eat foods rich in vitamin C every day.

Scientists have found that cancers of the stomach and esophagus are less common among people who eat diets rich in vitamin C. In fact, year-round access to foods rich in vitamin C may be one explanation for the dramatic fall in stomach cancer rates in the case of the United States.

Stomach cancer was common in the United States at the turn of the 20th century, when some fruits and vegetables were available only seasonally. We now have year round access to these fruits and vegetables, and many are rich in vitamin C. And stomach cancer is no longer common. It does remain a major health problem in some parts of the world.
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2 comments - What do you think?  Posted by JavaHealth - February 22, 2010 at 11:02 am

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The Right Vitamin A to Prevent Cancer

Vitamin A vs. Cancer

From all over the world have come the most exciting findings ever reported about vitamin A. More than a dozen studies have linked diets rich in vitamin A to a surprising amount of protection against some forms of cancer.

In Chicago, scientists found only two cases of lung cancer among 500 men, including some smokers, who eat many fruits and vegetables rich in vitamin A. That was only one-seventh as many lung cancer cases as were found in 500 men who ate few of these foods.

And in Norway, the findings were no different. Men who ate many vegetables rich in vitamin A had only one-third as much lung cancer as those eating little of these foods.

In Japan, the story was the same. Researches found 30 percent fewer cases of lung cancer among people who ate vegetables rich in vitamin A every day. The daily vegetable eaters also had lower rates of stomach cancer.

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6 comments - What do you think?  Posted by JavaHealth - February 13, 2010 at 11:07 am

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