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Health Scan: November 2019 - www.healthscan.biz
According to a study led by University at Buffalo and the University of Puerto Rico, breast cancer risk in women may be reduced by consuming more onions and garlic. Onions and garlic are rich in antioxidant flavonoids and sulfur-containing S-allyl cysteine, both of which have anticancer properties.In particular, garlic contains S-allylcysteine, diallyl sulfide and diallyl disulfide, while onions contain alk(en)yl cysteine sulphoxides, which contain anticarcinogenic properties.   The risk of cancer increases in overweight and obese adults before age 40 In an international study, led by the University of Bergen in Norway, the researchers found that overweight and obese adults before age 40, have an increased risk of postmenopausal breast, endometrial, renal-cell and colon cancer. Professor Tone Bjørge, at Department of Global Public Health and Primary Care, University of Bergen says that "Obesity is an established risk factor for several cancers. In this study, we have focused on the degree, timing and duration of overweight and obesity in relation to cancer risk," Increased daily exposure to artificial light is a risk factor for human lifespan According to the new research at Oregon State University,daily exposure to the blue wavelengths, produced by light-emitting diodes,that come out from  phone, computer and household fixtures, damage cells in the brain as well as retinas. They could be affecting the longevity, even if they are not reaching the eyes. Commonly used LEDs also emit a high fraction of blue light and humans are exposed to increasing amounts of light in the blue spectrum. Scientists state that natural light, is necessary for the body's circadian rhythm, the 24-hour cycle of physiological processes such as feeding and sleeping patterns. Increased exposure to artificial light is a risk factor for sleep, circadian disorders and human lifespan. Distinction between Alzheimer’s disease and dementia in old people uncovered Researchers from UCLA, and from Washington University in St. Louis, discovered the distinction between Alzheimer’s disease and dementia due to traumatic brain injury in older adults.The discovery could help prevent misdiagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease and patients to receive appropriate treatment. They said that “ the purpose of our study was to evaluate whether MRI also could reveal distinct abnormalities in traumatic brain injury. And if we could identify such a pattern, it would lead to improved diagnosis of traumatic brain injury- related memory loss from other causes of dementia.”  Lung cancer risk lowered by High fiber, yogurt diet A diet rich in fiber and yogurt  is essential against cardiovascular disease and gastrointestinal cancer. According to a study by researchers from Vanderbilt University Medical Center, this diet may also protect against lung cancer. The health benefits of such a diet is, it not only promotes the growth of beneficial microorganisms in the intestines but also the probiotic properties. The properties may independently or synergistically regulate gut microbiota in a beneficial way and they lower the risk of lung cancer.. 5 Health Scan News