Items Tagged ‘cancer risk’

June 8, 2018

Ask the Doctors – How common are allergies to BHT, a food preservative?

By Ask the Doctors Ask the Doctors

Dear Doctor: BHT, a preservative in a lot of food products, really does a number on me. One serving of food with BHT, and I wake up with terrific pain in my head and right eye, upset stomach, chills and fever. How common are such allergies and how can I avoid these reactions? BHA and […]

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Tags: allergic reaction, Ask the Doctors, BHA, BHT, cancer risk, Dr. Robert Glazier, histamine, preservatives


Ask the Doctors - How worried should I be about arsenic in baby food?

April 28, 2018

Ask the Doctors – How worried should I be about arsenic in baby food?

By Ask the Doctors Ask the Doctors

I want to start feeding my baby solid food, but I read that rice cereal is contaminated with arsenic.  What should I do? Your concern is understandable. The inorganic form of arsenic, found throughout nature in both the soil and water, is highly carcinogenic – leading to an increased risk of bladder, skin and lung […]

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Tags: arsenic, Ask the Doctors, baby food, cancer risk, Dr. Robert Ashley, rice cereal


Ask the Doctors - Should I worry about a possible link  between statins and cancer?

April 21, 2018

Ask the Doctors – Should I worry about a possible link between statins and cancer?

By Ask the Doctors Ask the Doctors

Dear Doctor: Does my cholesterol medication increase my risk of cancer? I assume you’re asking about statins, the most commonly prescribed type of cholesterol-lowering medication. These drugs, which work by lowering cholesterol levels in the bloodstream, are generally regarded as both safe and effective.  They’re so effective that widespread statin use, along with a decline […]

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Tags: Ask the Doctors, cancer risk, cholesterol, Dr. Robert Ashley, HDL, heart attacks, LDL, statins


Does dense breast tissue affect your cancer risk?

October 1, 2016

Does dense breast tissue affect your cancer risk?

By uclahealth uclahealth

The American Cancer Society recommends women between the ages of 45 and 54 receive regular annual mammograms, although women can start screening at age 40. California law requires that your healthcare provider inform you if the results of those mammograms show that you have dense breast tissue. What are “dense breasts”? Breasts are made up […]

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Tags: 3-D mammography, annual mammograms, breast cancer, breast cancer risk assessment, breast cancer screening options, breast MRI, breast tumors, cancer, cancer risk, dense breast tissue, Dr. Deanna Attai, Dr. Lawrence Bassett


Some gut microbes are your friends, maybe even cancer-fighting friends

May 30, 2016

Some gut microbes are your friends, maybe even cancer-fighting friends

By Enrique Rivero Enrique Rivero

Sure, you can hate someone’s guts, but maybe you should go easy on what’s in those guts –microbes that could slow, or even help prevent, the progress of some types of cancer. In a study recently published in PLoS One,  researchers isolated a bacterium called Lactobacillus johnsonii 456, which is the most abundant of the beneficial bacteria, […]

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Tags: arthritis, asthma, bacteria, bacterium, beneficial microbes, cancer, cancer risk, celiac disease, environmental health sciences, heart disease, inflammable bowel disease, inflammation