The soy industry has hit back at a recent study that suggested soy supplementation could worsen rather than ameliorate breast cancer by influencing gene behaviour.
Soy supplementation for women suffering from breast cancer may compound rather than improve their condition – contrary to popular opinion, say scientists.
A vitamin A form called retinoic acid that is commonly found in sweet potatoes and carrots, can help turn breast cells showing cancerous potential back to a healthy state, researchers have found.
Breast cancer patients with high levels of vitamin D in their blood are twice as likely to survive the disease as those with lower levels, new research has suggested.
Three quarters of samples of Pharma Labs Inc's bodybuilding food supplement Esto Suppress have been shown to contain the breast cancer drug, tamoxifen, according to researchers.
Taking a supplement containing multivitamins and minerals could increase the chances of long term survival in people with invasive breast cancer, according to new research.
Calcium supplements that are widely recommended for women undergoing treatment for breast cancer may not prevent the bone loss side effects they are suggested for, warn researchers.
Increasing intakes of omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs) could cut the risk of developing breast cancer by up to 14%, according to a meta-analysis of 26 clinical studies.
Omega-3 may offer cancer benefit – especially in certain breast cancers
Omega-3 fatty acids and their metabolite products may be effective at blocking the growth of cancers – and could be especially effective at inhibiting growth of triple-negative breast cancer tumours, say researchers.
Women taking supplements containing isoflavones may have a lower risk of breast cancer, with high content supplements consistently linked with reduced risk, says a new analysis from Canada.
Women with higher circulating levels carotenoids are at a significantly lower risk of breast cancer, according to new research.
Consumption of increased amounts of cruciferous vegetables such as turnips and bok choy is associated with improved breast cancer survival rates among Chinese women, say researchers.
Higher intakes of soluble fiber, but not other types of fiber, may reduce the risk of breast cancer, suggest findings from a meta-analysis from Imperial College, London and the University of Leeds.
Increased intakes of folate may reduce the risk of breast cancer, but the benefits appear linked to a woman’s menopausal state, suggests a new study.
Magnesium supplements may ease hot flashes for breast cancer patients
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Daily supplements of magnesium may ease hot flashes in women with breast cancer, suggest data from a pilot phase II trial from Virginia Commonwealth University Health System.
High daily intakes of coffee may significantly reduce the risks of certain types of breast cancer by about 60 per cent, according to new research.
Combined data suggest soy isoflavones not a risk for breast cancer survivors
Concerns over the potential increase in the risk of breast cancer recurrence from consuming soy isoflavones may be unfounded, according to combined data from over 16,000 women.
Herbal formula shows breast health potential
A dietary herbal supplement containing lignans and indole-3-carbinol may reduce the risk of breast cancer by reducing free estrogen levels, suggest results from a randomized control trial.
Some sun exposure and vitamin D supplements may be the most effective means of reducing the risk of breast cancer, suggest findings from a French study.
Vitamin D link to breast cancer is ‘ambiguous’: Study
The jury is still out for a protective role for vitamin D and breast cancer, but there is a suggestion that deficiency could be linked with increased risk, according to a new comprehensive review.
Fish oil may cut breast cancer risk
Postmenopausal women who take fish oil supplements for at least 10 years may be at less risk of developing breast cancer, according to the results of a recent report in Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention, a journal of the American Association...
Lignans breast health benefits backed by meta-analysis
Increased intake of lignans may reduce a postmenopausal woman’s risk of breast cancer by about 15 per cent, says a new meta-analysis of the available data.
Experts allay fears over multivitamins and breast cancer risk
A study linking multivitamin use to an increased risk of breast cancer does not prove the supplements are causing cancer, and shouldn’t stop multivitamin use, say experts.
Supplements of the omega-3 fatty acid docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) may improve outcomes for breast cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy, says a new study from France.
Carotenoids may reduce breast cancer risk in women: Study
Increased dietary intakes of alpha- and beta-carotene may reduce the risk of breast cancer among female smokers, suggests a new study from Sweden.
Pomegranate extract may lower breast cancer risk
Compounds from pomegranate may reduce the incidence of hormone-dependent breast cancer, says a new study from California.
Soy may slash breast cancer mortality: Study
Increased intakes of soy and soy products may reduce the risk of death and breast cancer recurrence, says a new study in the Journal of the American Medical Association.
Resveratrol could prove HRT alternative, study
Treatment based on resveratrol could be a safer alternative to hormone replacement therapy (HRT) in postmenopausal women and could help prevent breast cancer, according to a new study.
Gut bacteria link to breast cancer probed
A research project, funded by the US Department of Defense, is evaluating how microbial imbalances may impact diseases such as breast cancer.
Med diet cuts breast cancer risk in older women, says study
Adherence to a Mediterranean diet along with avoidance of Western-type foods may contribute to a reduction in postmenopausal breast cancer risk, claims new French study.
Meta-analysis supports safety of soy, red clover
Phytoestrogens like soy and red clover isoflavones pose no safety issues with regards to heart health and breast cancer risk, according to a new meta-analysis from Austria.
Isoflavones are safe and effective, say academics
Emerging human studies in isoflavones demonstrating the “modest but valuable benefit for menopause relief” presented at a symposium of almost 20 isoflavone experts in Italy should dismiss animal studies that have questioned the safety of the antioxidants,...
Teen soy intake linked to lower breast cancer risk
High intakes of soy during adolescence may reduce the risk of breast cancer before the menopause by about 40 per cent, according to new data.
Soy and breast cancer – isoflavones don’t affect breast density, says trial
Soy isoflavones do not increase or decrease the density of breasts, say results of a new clinical trial from the US that support the safety of the supplements.
Early soy intake may slash breast cancer risk later in life
High intakes of soy during childhood may reduce a woman’s risk of breast cancer later in life by 58 per cent, according to a new study.
Vitamin D again linked to breast cancer protection
Increased intake of vitamin D from the diet and from sunlight may reduce the risk fo breast cancer by over 20 per cent, says a new study.
Isoflavones may stop benign breast lumps: study
The potential benefits of soy isoflavones for breast health may
extend beyond malignant tumours, as a new study suggests a lower
incidence of benign breast cysts.
Flavonoids linked to better breast cancer survival
An increased dietary intake of flavonoids may enhance breast cancer
survival by over 30 per cent, suggests a new epidemiological study
from the US.
Vitasoy promotes the bean for breast health
October is National Breast Cancer Awareness month and Vitasoy is
trying to undo what it says is a misperception regarding soy and
Increased folate may slash breast cancer risk
An increased consumption of folate may reduce the risk of breast
cancer by 44 per cent, says a new study from Sweden.
Black cohosh may halve breast cancer risk - study
Women taking supplements of black cohosh may cut their risk of
breast cancer by more than 50 per cent, suggests an epidemiological
study from the US.
More support that lignans may cut breast cancer risk
High intake of lignans from the diet could reduce the risk of
breast cancer by almost 30 per cent, suggests a new epidemiological
study from France.
Fibre could halve young women's breast cancer risk, says study
Pre-menopausal women who eat 30 or more grams of fibre a day could
cut their risk of breast cancer by 52 per cent, says a UK-based
Glyceollins from soybeans may stop breast cancer cell growth
A compound produced by specially grown soybeans may prove to be
successful in the prevention the growth and/or spread of breast
cancer, says a new study.
Low-fat diets cut breast cancer recurrence, says study
Cutting fat intake to 20 per cent of the daily total calories could
reduce the risk of breast cancer recurrence by about 25 per cent,
researchers from the US have reported.
Soy during childhood linked to lower breast cancer risk
High consumption of soy-based foods during childhood could reduce
the risk of developing breast cancer later in life by 58 per cent,
say researchers from the US National Cancer Institute.
Are whole grains benefits passed on to offspring?
Eating more whole wheat during pregnancy may reduce the risk of
breast cancer in female offspring, if a study with rats can be
translated to humans.
Vitamin D levels linked to breast cancer progression
Increasing vitamin D levels may help curb the development and
progression of breast cancer, suggests a small study from Imperial
The growing science of lignans' health benefits
In the past 18 months, consumer awareness of plant lignans and
their human metabolites has grown with media coverage of studies
proposing health benefits. But where does the science stand at
Supplements + mag educate on natural products, cancer
Outreach is fundamental to future growth of the natural products
industry, and two long-time industry professionals have hit on a
two-part model, comprising a supplement line and a magazine, that
look set to boost education and get...