Prostate cancer – the dietary links

Dr Paul Clayton 2002 The American Cancer Society predicted that final figures for new prostate cancer patients in 2001 would exceed 198,100. Approximately 31,500 of those diagnosed would die of the disease, making it the second leading cause of cancer deaths in men. The benefits of screening and early detection (secondary prevention) in reducing the … Read more

Prostate Cancer – Vitamin D and Tomatoes cut risk

Dr Paul Clayton 2006 Vitamin D Vitamin D is already thought to protect against breast and colon cancer, but a new study at Harvard University has produced strong evidence that it may protect against prostate cancer as well. Dr Haojie Li and the Harvard team analysed blood samples from 1,029 men with prostate cancer, and … Read more

Brain health – Curry recommended

Dr Paul Clayton 2005 In India, the home of curry, there are very few cases of Alzheimer’s Disease (AD) – a fact that has long puzzled researchers. Regular readers will know that the flavonoids in green tea probably protect against Alzheimer’s – and new research has found that flavonoids in the curry spice turmeric (known … Read more

Alzheimer's – Curcumin is a key fighter

Dr Paul Clayton 2002 Curcumin, a powerful antioxidant and anti-inflammatory compound found in the curry spice turmeric, has been found to reduce the build-up of plaques associated with Alzheimer’s disease in the brains of transgenic mice specially bred to develop the disease. Dr Lim and her colleagues in various Departments of Medicine and Neurology in … Read more