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psicofarmaci

Il Prof. Joseph L. Biederman confessa: “approvavo psicofarmaci ai bambini con test fasulli”

InsanelyNews – Il Prof. Joseph L. Biederman, luminare della psichiatria, confessa “approvavo psicofarmaci ai bambini con test fasulli. Mi pagavano le Big Pharma”!

DENUNCIATO UNO DEI MASSIMI SPONSOR SCIENTIFICI DELLA SOMMINISTRAZIONE DI PSICOFARMACI AI BAMBINI: ERA A LIBRO PAGA DELLE MULTINAZIONALI DEL FARMACO

UN ALTRO SCANDALO TRA MEDICI E CASE FARMACEUTICHE
Il Prof. Joseph L. Biederman, professore di psichiatria presso la Harvard Medical School e direttore dell’Istituto di Psicofarmacologia pediatrica presso il Massachusetts General Hospital di Harvard, uno dei più autorevoli sostenitori al mondo della terapia a base di psicofarmaci sui bambini per problemi della Condotta e Deficit di Attenzione ed Iperattività (ADHD), è a libro paga di una multinazionale farmaceutica.

GRAZIE A LUI BAMBINI IN TUTTO IL MONDO PRENDONO QUESTI PSICOFARMACI

A lui si deve in larga misura se a bambini di due anni è stata fatta diagnosi didisturbo bipolare e se sono stati trattati con un potente cocktail di farmaci,molti dei quali mai approvati per tale patologia dalla Food and Drug Administration (FDA) e nessuno dei quali autorizzato per minori di dieci anni.
L’esperto, sui cui lavori scientifici si basano anche in Italia molte strategie terapeutiche sui minoripubblicava studi clinici in teoria ‘indipendenti’ sull’efficacia dei farmaci, e contemporaneamente incassava denaro per consulenze private da parte dei produttori dei farmaci.

DENUNCIA DEL NEW YORK TIMES

L’autorevole quotidiano americano New York Times ha diffuso la notizia secondo la quale il Dott. Joseph Biederman, uno dei massimi esperti mondiali sul disturbo bipolare, aveva presentato i risultati dei propri trials clinici sull’efficacia del Risperidone a esponenti della Johnson & Johnson, azienda produttrice dell’antipsicotico ‘Risperdal’, prima ancora di iniziarli.

L’esperto, che ha redatto molte delle linee guida a livello internazionale che regolano la somministrazione di antipsicotici ai bambini, utilizzati anche su bambini iperattivi e distratti, citava apertamente e con certezza – in via anticipata – il fatto che le sperimentazioni di questa molecola sui minori avrebbero dato esito positivo.

Gli inquirenti hanno inoltre esibito email e documenti interni della multinazionale farmaceutica che dimostrano come la società intendesse servirsi del suo rapporto privilegiato con il dottor Biederman per aumentare le vendite degli psicofarmaci, incluso il famoso ‘Concerta’ (metilfenidato, stesso principio attivo del Ritalin), psicofarmaco per la sindrome “ADHD” (Iperattività e Deficit di Attenzione), con studi pilotati atti a ridimensionare i pericoli di effetti collaterali sui piccoli pazienti.
Il medico, che è al centro di una vera e propria bufera mediatica e giudiziaria, anche per non aver saputo spiegare in modo convincente la provenienza di ingenti somme in dollari sui propri conti bancari personali, ha tardivamente redatto una lettera di scuse e di assunzione di responsabilità, firmata con altri due colleghi coinvolti nell’inchiesta, che sta circolando in ambiente medico.

14 MILIONI DI BAMBINI SOTTO PSICOFARMACI NEGLI USA E SI COMINCIA ANCHE IN ITALIA

Come afferma Andrea Bertaglio autore di Medicina Ribelle. Prima la salute poi il profitto “Dalla Seconda Guerra Mondiale in avanti, negli Stati Uniti, il numero delle malattie psichiche diagnosticate è passato da 26 a 395, e ormai ai bambini si danno psicofarmaci come caramelle. Oltreoceano hanno superato l’impressionante numero di14 milioni quelli in terapia con psicofarmaci per il controllo delle più svariate sindromi del comportamento: dal miglioramento delle performance scolastiche, al controllo dell’iperattività sui banchi di scuola, alle lievi depressioni adolescenziali. E non è un problema solo americano. In Germania sono stati rilasciati lo scorso anno i dati dei bambini diagnosticati iperattivi e quindi probabilmente destinati a terapie farmacologiche: sono 750.000. In Francia, invece, quasi il 12% dei bimbi inizia la scuola elementare avendo già assunto una pastiglia di psicofarmaco. Vi sembra normale?

LE MULTINAZIONALI GUADAGNANO 150.000 DOLLARI AL MINUTO CON GLI PSICOFARMACI

Il Big Pharma (l’appellativo dato all’industria farmaceutica) impiega un terzo dei ricavi e un terzo del personale per collocare nuovi medicinali sul mercato. Solo negli Stati Uniti, tra il 1996 e il 2001 il numero dei venditori di farmaci è cresciuto del 110%, passando da 42.000 a 88.000 agenti. Non solo, per promuovere i suoi nuovi prodotti questo settore spende ogni anno da 8000 a 13.000 euro per ogni singolo medico. Per quanto riguarda la vendita di psicofarmaci, visto che ne abbiamo parlato poco fa, secondo alcune stime i loro produttori hanno una fetta di mercato da cui incassano 80 miliardi di dollari ogni anno: sono più di 150.000 dollari al minuto.
Domandiamoci se veramente questi medicinali hanno fatto o stanno facendo bene ai nostri bambini. E fare bene non significa anestetizzare.
mediterranean diet

Mediterranean Diet found to slash risk of dementia by 35%

(InsanelyNews) A recent study carried out by researchers at the University of California, San Francisco revealed that following a Mediterranean – style diet may mitigate the risk of developing dementia.

The Mediterranean diet, which includes mostly oily fish, vegetables and nuts, has long been touted as a highly effective diet scheme against a plethora of diseases.

As part of the study, the research team examined nearly 6,000 people and found that participants who adopted a Mediterranean diet had 35 percent lower odds of performing badly on cognitive tests. The research team also found that the benefits of Mediterranean diet remained consistent after taking the participants’ smoking habits, physical activity, and socioeconomic status into account. In addition, study co-author Claire McEvoy noted that even moderate adherence to the dietary pattern appeared to offer protective effects against cognitive decline.

According to Dr. Maria Carrillo, chief science officer for the Alzheimer’s Association, the findings demonstrate that cognitive decline can be prevented if people remain adherent to diets that were low in saturated fats, low in processed flour and processed sugar.

The findings were presented at the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference.

Other studies support Mediterranean diet’s efficacy against cognitive decline

Previous studies have long established that following a Mediterranean diet may help prevent the onset of cognitive decline. For instance, a study conducted by Columbia University researchers revealed that people who had poor nutrition had an increased risk of brain shrinkage. To carry out the study, the research team assessed more than 7,000 participants and found that those who followed the healthy diet had lower odds of developing dementia.

“There may be lifestyle factors that are within our power to change that help support healthy ageing. This observational research highlights the role of healthy eating habits in helping to protect our brains as we get older, with many focusing on Mediterranean-style diets. A Mediterranean-style diet is one low in meat and dairy but rich in fresh fruit and vegetables, cereals, beans, nuts and ‘healthy’ fats like olive oil. This research builds on growing evidence suggesting that following a Mediterranean style diet may hold valuable health benefits as we enter our later years,” Dr. David Reynolds, chief scientific officer at Alzheimer’s Research U.K., said in an article posted on The Daily Mail website.

Aside from this, a large-scale analysis also demonstrated that the heart-healthy diet may help keep cognitive decline and Alzheimer’s disease at bay. As part of the research, a team of health experts from the Centre for Human Psychopharmacology at the Swinburne University of Technology in Melbourne, Australia, pooled data from 135 studies and chose 18 that met their criteria. (Related: Mediterranean Diet Cuts Risk of Alzheimer’s, Dementia.)

The research team assessed the participant’s diet adherence and cognitive function through a number of tests. The analysis revealed that participants who had greater adherence to Mediterranean diet exhibited less cognitive decline and instead displayed marked improvements in cognitive function compared with those who had lower diet adherence. Patients with greater diet adherence were also less likely to develop Alzheimer’s disease than those with lower adherence. The researchers also noted that the diet scheme helped improve a large number of risk factors associated with cognitive decline.

“These include reducing inflammatory responses, increasing micronutrients, improving vitamin and mineral imbalances, changing lipid profiles by using olive oils as the main source of dietary fats, maintaining weight and potentially reducing obesity, improving polyphenols in the blood, improving cellular energy metabolism and maybe changing the gut microbiota, although this has not been examined to a larger extent yet,” lead author Roy Hardman explained in an article on the Medical News Today website.

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DailyMail.co.uk

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MedicalNewsToday.com

NaturalNews.com

mesothelioma claims

Mesothelioma claims – information e legal issues

(InsanelyNews) Litigation related to asbestos injuries and property damages has been claimed to be the longest-running mass tort in U.S. history.

Since asbestos-related disease has been identified by the medical profession in the late 1920s, workers’ compensation cases were filed and resolved in secrecy, with a flood of litigation starting in the United States in the 1970s, and culminating in the 1980s and 1990s. A massive multi-district litigation (MDL) complex filing has remained pending in the Eastern District of Pennsylvania for over 20 years. As many of the scarring-related injury cases have been resolved, asbestos litigation continues to be hard-fought among the litigants, mainly in individually brought cases for terminal cases of asbestosis, mesothelioma, and other cancers.

 

Legal Issues and mesothelioma claims

Some people who were exposed to asbestos have collected damages for an asbestos-related disease, including mesothelioma. Compensation via asbestos funds or class action lawsuits is an important issue in law practices regarding mesothelioma.

The first lawsuits against asbestos manufacturers were in 1929. Since then, many lawsuits have been filed against asbestos manufacturers and employers, for neglecting to implement safety measures after the links between asbestos, asbestosis, and mesothelioma became known (some reports seem to place this as early as 1898). The liability resulting from the sheer number of lawsuits and people affected has reached billions of dollars.The amounts and method of allocating compensation have been the source of many court cases, reaching up to the United States Supreme Court, and government attempts at resolution of existing and future cases. However, to date, the US Congress has not stepped in and there are no federal laws governing asbestos compensation.In 2013, the “Furthering Asbestos Claim Transparency (FACT) Act of 2013” passed the US House of representatives and was sent to the US Senate, where it was referred to the Senate Judiciary Committee.As the Senate did not vote on it before the end of the 113th Congress, it died in committee. It was revived in the 114th Congress, where it has not yet been brought before the House for a vote.

 

Filing Asbestos-Related Mesothelioma Claims

Asbestos is a dangerous substance that has been linked to a number of often deadly diseases including, but not limited to, mesothelioma and asbestosis. As a result, mesothelioma claims generally rely on several key pieces of information:

  • How you were exposed to asbestos
  • How long the exposure occurred
  • How the exposure has affected your health, quality of life, and ability to work

Given the length of time that it takes for mesothelioma to develop, establishing all of the pertinent facts surrounding your exposure can be challenging. Perhaps you worked in multiple places where you handled or were exposed to asbestos. You may have been exposed to it second hand, such as through dust on a family member’s clothing or via asbestos-filled products and materials in your home.

Even if you don’t know exactly how you were exposed to asbestos, when diagnosed with mesothelioma, it’s important to consult with experienced mesothelioma lawyers about your possibility of filing a claim. Knowledgeable attorneys will ask questions about your work history, previous residences, and other details that can help you identify potential claims.

Mesothelioma Claim Deadlines

How long you have to file a mesothelioma claim can vary depending on where you live and the type of claim you are filing.

Each state has its own laws, called statutes of limitations, that determine the time period within which a claim must be filed. Depending on the state, you may have as little as one year or as long as six years during which your asbestos claim can be filed.

The claim filing timeframe can also depend on which type of claim you are making (see below for a description of the different claim types). In some states, you have less time to file a wrongful death claim (filed by family members after a mesothelioma victim dies) than to file a personal injury claim (filed by a mesothelioma victim after diagnosis).

The following table provides the time limitations as defined by each state’s personal injury and wrongful death statutes. In each state, lawsuits must be filed before the limit has expired.

State Statute Of Limitations Wrongful Death Statute
Alabama 2 Years from Diagnosis 2 Years from Death
Alaska 2 Years from Diagnosis 2 Years from Death
Arizona 2 Years from Diagnosis 2 Years from Death
Arkansas 3 Years from Diagnosis 3 Years from Death
California 1 Year from Diagnosis 1 Year from Death
Colorado 2 Years from Diagnosis 2 Years from Death
Connecticut 3 Years from Diagnosis 3 Years from Death
Delaware 2 Years from Diagnosis 2 Years from Death
Florida 4 Years from Diagnosis 2 Years from Death
Georgia 2 Years from Diagnosis 2 Years from Death
Hawaii 2 Years from Diagnosis 2 Years from Death
Idaho 2 Years from Diagnosis 2 Years from Death
Illinois 2 Years from Diagnosis 2 Years from Death
Indiana 2 Years from Diagnosis 2 Years from Death
Iowa 2 Years from Diagnosis 2 Years from Death
Kansas 2 Years from Diagnosis 2 Years from Death
Kentucky 1 Year from Diagnosis 1 Year from Death
Louisiana 1 Year from Diagnosis 1 Year from Death
Maine 6 Years from Diagnosis 2 Years from Death
Maryland 3 Years from Diagnosis 3 Years from Death
Massachusetts 3 Years from Diagnosis 3 Years from Death
Michigan 3 Years from Diagnosis 3 Years from Death
Minnesota 4 Years from Diagnosis 3 Years from Death
Mississippi 3 Years from Diagnosis 3 Years from Death
Missouri 5 Years from Diagnosis 3 Years from Death
Montana 3 Years from Diagnosis 3 Years from Death
Nebraska 4 Years from Diagnosis 2 Years from Death
Nevada 2 Years from Diagnosis 2 Years from Death
New Hampshire 3 Years from Diagnosis 3 Years from Death
New Jersey 2 Years from Diagnosis 2 Years from Death
New Mexico 3 Years from Diagnosis 3 Years from Death
New York 3 Years from Diagnosis 2 Years from Death
North Carolina 3 Years from Diagnosis 2 Years from Death
North Dakota 6 Years from Diagnosis 2 Years from Death
Ohio 2 Years from Diagnosis 2 Years from Death
Oklahoma 2 Years from Diagnosis 2 Years from Death
Oregon 3 Years from Diagnosis 3 Years from Death
Pennsylvania 2 Years from Diagnosis 2 Years from Death
Rhode Island 3 Years from Diagnosis 3 Years from Death
South Carolina 3 Years from Diagnosis 3 Years from Death
South Dakota 3 Years from Diagnosis 3 Years from Death
Tennessee 1 Year from Diagnosis 1 Year from Death
Texas 2 Years from Diagnosis 2 Years from Death
Utah 3 Years from Diagnosis 2 Years from Death
Vermont 3 Years from Diagnosis 2 Years from Death
Virginia 2 Years from Diagnosis 2 Years from Death
Washington 3 Years from Diagnosis 3 Years from Death
Washington, D.C. 3 Years from Diagnosis 1 Year from Death
West Virginia 2 Years from Diagnosis 2 Years from Death
Wisconsin 3 Years from Diagnosis 3 Years from Death
Wyoming 4 Years from Diagnosis 2 Years from Death

Types of Mesothelioma Claims

There are two types of claims that mesothelioma victims or their families can file. Which type of claim is filed depends on whether the person diagnosed with mesothelioma is still alive, or whether they have passed away.

Personal Injury Claims

A personal injury claim can be filed by someone who has recently been diagnosed with mesothelioma. With personal injury claims, the person directly affected by the disease is claiming that he/she should be compensated for things such as:

  • Medical expenses incurred during diagnosis and treatment, including future treatment
  • Lost wages or other income, including expected future income
  • Pain and suffering experienced because of an asbestos-related disease

Individuals diagnosed with mesothelioma can usually file personal injury claims in any state where he/she resided, worked, or served in the military.

Wrongful Death Mesothelioma  Claims

A wrongful death claim is filed by the mesothelioma victim’s family after their loved one has passed away. In this case, the family members sue to receive compensation related to the loss of their beloved. This can include:

  • Loss of expected income due to the untimely death
  • Medical costs incurred during treatment administered before the deceased’s passing
  • Funeral expenses

The specific claims available to family members may vary from state to state. Discuss your claim options with a qualified attorney.

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Chemotherapy Treatment

Health: Chemotherapy Treatment, stop the multiplication of cancer cells

(InsanelyNews) Chemotherapy Treatment

Literally meaning “chemical therapy,” the term “ chemotherapy treatment ” refers to the treatment of any disease with some sort of drug or “chemical.” However, it is better known specifically as a way to treat cancer. It is often recommended for the treatment of mesothelioma, either by itself, before or after surgery, or along with radiation therapy. The use of multiple types of therapy is known as multimodal treatment.

Simply put, chemotherapy works to stop the multiplication of cancer cells by killing them. Cancer cells, unlike healthy cells, grow out of control and develop into tumors that impair organ function. The chemotherapy drugs are all designed to stop this rampant growth.

For pleural mesothelioma patients, some chemotherapy drugs work better than others, and there are more than 100 such drugs currently on the market. Chemotherapy does not offer a cure for mesothelioma patients, but it can buy time. Scientists continue to invent new treatments to combine with chemotherapy that are increasing the life span of those with pleural mesothelioma.

Chemotherapy can cause serious side effects, but it can extend survival for many people with pleural mesothelioma. It can be frightening to consider chemotherapy treatment. Thankfully, modern medicines and therapies are helping patients manage symptoms better than in the past.

Process of Chemotherapy

Chemotherapy may be suggested as the primary treatment for some pleural mesothelioma patients, especially those who are not candidates for surgery. For those who are able to undergo surgery, it may be used beforehand to shrink tumors as much as possible or afterward to kill any remaining cancer cells. The stage of the disease and the patient’s overall health will help determine how chemotherapy is used.

Patients will learn all about how their chemotherapy treatment will go at an initial consultation visit with the cancer doctor, also known as an oncologist. The oncologist will review the patient’s medical history, all cancer-related tests and perform a physical exam. The doctor will also discuss how chemotherapy will be administered and how to respond to side effects. The consent form will be explained and patients will schedule their first chemotherapy appointment.

Chemotherapy is given in hospitals, cancer centers and chemotherapy centers. Chemotherapy medicine may be delivered intravenously (through a vein) or in pill form, and doctors will determine which is right for you. Administering chemotherapy in these forms represents “systemic” chemotherapy, which means the medicine travels throughout the body in search of cancer cells that it can destroy. The biggest concern with systemic chemotherapy is that it also kills healthy cells, resulting in a range of side effects.

Intravenous is the most common form of chemotherapy administration for pleural mesothelioma. It is given in cycles of once every several weeks followed by a break. The exact schedule of administration and how long the drug is given during chemotherapy sessions will vary for each patient depending upon their health and treatment plan.

Before chemotherapy is given the patient’s vitals are taken, weight and height are recorded to ensure the proper amount of chemotherapy is used, and blood samples may be collected to document red and white blood cell counts. Medicine to prevent nausea and fluids may be given. After the drug is administered for several minutes or hours and the IV is taken out, the patient’s vitals are taken again and a nurse or doctor will review how to deal with side effects. Anti-nausea and other medications for side effects may be prescribed.

Patients may feel fatigued after chemotherapy and should plan on resting after receiving treatment. Dehydration and constipation are counteracted by water, so drink plenty of fluids after chemotherapy. Avoid crowds and sick people because the immune system will be compromised. If any severe side effects develop, contact your oncologist immediately.

To reduce the toxic effects of chemotherapy and to better target specific tumors, doctors have developed new ways to deliver chemotherapy medicines. Pleural mesothelioma patients, for example, may be candidates for intrapleural chemotherapy, which injects the chemotherapeutic drug directly into the pleura at the site of the tumor. This localized approach spares the rest of the body from chemotherapy, but doesn’t allow the drug to reach any cancerous cells that may have spread outside of the pleura. Spreading cells can go on to develop tumors elsewhere, hence the benefit of systemic chemotherapy.

 

Mesothelioma Treatment Options

Mesothelioma Treatment Options : what can you do

(InsanelyNews) Mesothelioma Treatment Options

Mesothelioma treatment options typically involves a combination of surgery, chemotherapy, and radiation therapy. In cases where standard treatments do not work, mesothelioma patients may also be able to try experimental treatments through clinical trials.

While no cure currently exists, mesothelioma patients can usually improve their prognosis through some form of treatment. Even in cases where improving lifespan is not viable, palliative care and alternative therapies often help reduce pain and suffering from symptoms for many individuals with mesothelioma.

Standard Mesothelioma Treatments

Important considerations in determining a mesothelioma treatment plan include the cancer stage, primary site affected and cell type. Treatment options also depend on whether the cancer is localized to the chest or has spread to the chest wall, diaphragm, or lymph nodes as well as your age and overall health. The three standard therapies used to treat mesothelioma include surgery, chemotherapy, and radiation.

Surgery

For patients with an early-stage mesothelioma diagnosis, surgery can be used to remove all or most of the tumor(s). Depending on the tumor location, surgery may include removing the mesothelial lining, one or more lymph nodes, or part or all of a lung or other organ.

 

Chemotherapy

Chemotherapy drugs work by attacking fast-growing cells, such as cancer cells. Often used in conjunction with surgery, chemotherapy can kill any remaining mesothelioma cells that the surgeon was unable to remove physically.

 

Radiation Therapy

Through the use of targeted radiation, mesothelioma tumors can often be shrunk, making them easier to be removed through surgery. Depending on the tumor location, the radiation can be delivered using an external or an internal source.

In many cases, mesothelioma specialists will recommend a multimodal approach, which uses a combination of these three types of treatment. In various studies, multimodal treatment has been shown to be more effective than any of these individual treatments alone. For example, surgery combined with hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy (HIPEC) has resulted in an increase in the life expectancy of peritoneal mesothelioma patients in recent years.

Multimodal treatment typically consists of a primary treatment used in combination with a neoadjuvant therapy (a “helper” treatment before the primary treatment) or an adjuvant treatment (a helper treatment after the primary treatment). For example, one multimodal approach might include:

  • Neoadjuvant therapy: Radiation to shrink the tumor size
  • Primary treatment: Surgery to remove the tumor
  • Adjuvant therapy: Chemotherapy to kill any remaining cells

The treatment plan will be developed in conjunction with a mesothelioma specialist who can provide details about the specific therapy approach being taken.

Mesothelioma Doctors and Cancer Centers

In most cases, mesothelioma patients are treated by specialists who have experience with this particular form of cancer. These doctors are often thoracic oncologists (doctors who specialize in cancers of the chest), although some may specialize in other areas as well.

It is likely that if you are diagnosed with mesothelioma, you will be referred by your personal physician to a larger scale comprehensive cancer center. Most mesothelioma treatments are provided in cancer centers that provide care specifically for cancer patients – some of which are even designed specifically to treat mesothelioma. Cancer centers are available throughout the country, and many are linked to top medical universities.

Learn more about finding a mesothelioma expert near you. You should be prepared when you meet with your doctor by being ready to ask these questions.

 

Experimental Mesothelioma Treatment Options

In addition to more conventional therapies, researchers are constantly looking for new ways to treat mesothelioma patients. Some extremely promising emerging mesothelioma treatment options have come out of clinical trials, in some cases extending the lives of mesothelioma patients by months or years.

  • Immunotherapy By kickstarting or boosting the immune system, it is possible to enhance the body’s own defenses against cancer.
  • Gene Therapy Since cancer is caused by faults in cell DNA, one new way of fighting cancer is by fixing or overwriting problematic genes.
  • Photodynamic Therapy Through the novel use of light and photosensitizing drugs, researchers have found a way to kill cancer cells with few side effects.

Clinical Trials and Emerging Treatments

While the treatments above account for the most promising experimental therapies for mesothelioma, ongoing clinical trials which look for new ways to fight mesothelioma, occur in cancer clinics all over the world. These trials may offer opportunities to patients who have not found effective treatment for their mesothelioma.

Researchers are investigating new targeted drugs and chemotherapies, as well as new protocols for giving the medications. Some trials focus on immunotherapy, which harnesses the power of the immune system to fight the disease. Other trials look at phototherapy, in which you are injected with a drug that bonds to cancer cells and is activated by high-intensity light. Additionally genetic therapies and novel radiotherapy techniques like tomotherapy are being evaluated.

We encourage you to learn more about participating in an active clinical trial.

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cancer

CANCER: A third of all could be prevented with these plant-based nutrients

(InsanelyNews) Each year, over 10 million people worldwide are diagnosed with cancer, one million of them are Americans. While there is a common misconception that whether or not you will get cancer is pretty much luck of the draw, in reality, only about 10 percent of cancers are attributable to genetic factors.

As many as 90 percent of all cancers can be blamed squarely on lifestyle and environmental factors, and are entirely avoidable. And there is even more good news:

An article in the journal Nature states that a third of all cancer deaths are totally preventable “through increased consumption of natural compounds” which prevent cell duplication and induce apoptosis (cancer cell suicide).

These powerful phytochemicals include curcumin, ursolic acid, epigallocatechin-3-gallate, resveratrol, sulforaphane and 6-shogaol. But, how exactly do they prevent cancer?

UT News explains that one way in which these special compounds fight cancer is by preventing inflammation. Chronic inflammation caused by conditions like obesity, autoimmune diseases and chronic infections causes cell damage, which in turn leads to cancer.

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), as many as 15 percent of all cancers are attributable to infections like Helicobacter pylori, human papillomavirus (HPV), hepatitis B and C, and Epstein-Barr virus. These powerhouse compounds strengthen the immune system to fight off such diseases, another way in which they indirectly help prevent cancer.

Let’s take a closer look at some of these potent cancer-fighting compounds.

Curcumin

Curcumin, the anti-inflammatory ingredient in turmeric, has been used in Ayurvedic and Chinese medicine for thousands of years. A 2011 study by the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, discovered that curcumin has the amazing ability to differentiate between normal, healthy cells and cancer cells, causing apoptosis in the diseased cells, while improving the cellular health of the non-cancerous cells.

When DNA damage occurs, a chain reaction of gene activation or inactivation is triggered, which results in cells becoming cancerous. The researchers determined that curcumin halts cancer in its tracks by modulating this process.

Another study by researchers from the Zheijian Provincial People’s Hospital in China discovered that curcumin can even trigger apoptosis in triple-negative breast cancer cells, which are totally resistant to all conventional treatment.

Resveratrol

Resveratrol is a naturally-occurring polyphenol compound found in grapes, red wine and chocolate, and is a powerful anti-inflammatory and antioxidant.

The Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center reports that in animal trials, resveratrol was found to have antitumor properties and reduce cancer-causing inflammation.

A 2012 study by the University of Missouri School of Medicine reported that resveratrol naturally boosts production of two proteins known as perforin and granzyme B, which together target harmful cancer cells throughout the body. Prostate tumor cells already contain both these proteins, but resveratrol helps to produce even more of them, greatly boosting the chances of apoptosis and recovery.

Sulforaphane

Sulforaphane is a compound found in all cruciferous veggies, and particularly in broccoli. While mature broccoli still contains sulforaphane, levels are highest in young broccoli sprouts.

A groundbreaking 1991 cancer prevention study by the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine focused on sulforaphane as a potent cancer preventer. The researchers found that this compound boosts Phase 2 enzymes in the body, which “neutralize the processes of disease.”

The Truth About Cancer reports, “[The] team fed broccoli sprout extracts to female rats for five days. They then exposed them and a control group to a carcinogen. The rats that had received the extract developed fewer tumors. Those that did have tumors developed smaller ones that took longer to grow than the control group’s did.”

It is heartening to know that some simple lifestyle changes like losing weight, incorporating daily exercise, opting for organic fruits and veggies and increasing consumption of these miracle compounds can significantly reduce our chances of getting cancer. So, drink more red wine, have some dark chocolate every day, find ways to incorporate turmeric, eat more broccoli sprouts, and give cancer the kiss of death! [RELATED: Discover more of nature’s medicine at Nutrients.news]

Sources:

NaturalNews.com

Nature.com

MSKCC.org

News.UTexas.edu

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TheTruthAboutCancer.com

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