An Iranian study reports that the consumption of beverages at very high temperatures roughly doubles the risk of developing esophageal cancer. Download the column
Some surprising results show that, as we age, over half of the cells in the esophagus accumulate thousands of mutations in their DNA, without actually becoming cancerous. Another important example of the importance of following a healthy lifestyle to prevent these microtumours from developing into mature cancers. Download the column
Periodontal diseases such as gingivitis are caused by pathogenic bacteria present in dental plaque. Recent studies have found that the presence of these bacteria are also associated with an increased risk overall for cancers of the esophagus and pancreas. Is the toothbrush a new anticancer weapon? Download this column
Aside from being harmful to the cardiovascular system, two important new studies have shown that excessive consumption of salt promotes inflammation and creates conditions favorable to the development of stomach cancer as well as of certain autoimmune diseases. Download this column.