A study has shown that vitamin E supplements can lead to an increased risk of cancer in people who exhibit certain genetic variants. Download the column
A study has shown that cancer cells use a receptor normally involved in pain signaling to create an antioxidant shield which allows them to withstand free radicals and thus supports the cancer’s progress. Download the column
A study shows that prolonged administration of vitamin B6 and B12 supplements is associated with increased risk for invasive lung cancer, particularly amongst smokers. Download the column
One of the highlights from the latest congress of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) was the identification of a new protocol for chemotherapy which significantly improved the survival of patients affected by an advanced form of prostate cancer. Download the column
Two studies published consecutively support the hypothesis that prolonged administration of acetaminophen during pregnancy could be associated with major defects in the development of the reproductive systems, both in boys and in girls. Download this column
Far from being beneficial for the treatment of cancer, the neutralization of free radicals by the use of elevated doses of antioxidants can stimulate the formation of metastases, according to two preclinical studies. Download this column
Some people regularly consume vitamin supplements in hopes of reducing their risk of cancer. This can be a dangerous strategy since these supplements are completely ineffective and some of them can even increase the risk of this disease. Download this column.
Many chemical substances must be added to industrial products to improve their taste or shelf life. What is good for the industry is not generally good for our health, such as one class of additives, phosphates, which significantly increases rates of premature death. Download this column.