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World Arm Wrestling Champ, Jason Vale, in David and Goliath Battle with the FDA

Queens, New York - Jason Vale, 35 yr old who was terminal from cancer, went on to become the Arm Wrestling World Champion, is facing another difficult opponent -- the Federal Drug Administration.

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Nuts clue to breast cancer

June 16, 2003 

Some women may need to eat nuts rich in the mineral selenium to protect themselves from breast cancer, according to new findings.

Women who carry breast cancer genes may benefit from consuming selenium, according to the findings reported in the journal Cancer Research.

The findings come from a study of a human gene that generates proteins that contain selenium.

Researchers compared tissue from healthy people with tissue from breast cancer patients - and found different versions of the gene in the two different kinds of tissue.

Researcher Prof

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'Pre-Diabetes' May Raise Risk of Dying from Cancer

By Natalie Engler

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Previous studies have shown that people who have difficulty processing blood sugar are at risk of diabetes and heart disease. Now new research suggests they may also be at increased risk of dying from cancer.

The blood-sugar condition, known as impaired glucose tolerance, is closely tied to excess weight and lack of exercise.

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Eat fruit, fight cancer – study

26/06/2003 An apple a day keeps cancer away. An eight-year study in France has produced the clearest evidence yet that regular consumption of fruit and vegetables cuts the risk of cancer.

 

Although the beneficial effects of fruit and greens have been asserted by scientists before, the study is believed to be the first to test the theory on controlled groups of volunteers.

 

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Polio Vaccines Are Causing Cancer

Many studies have reported the presence of simian virus 40 (SV40) or protein in

human brain tumors and bone cancers, malignant mesothelioma, and non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, however many of the studies were small or lacking control groups, which made it difficult to determine whether they were reliable.

Further, the history of some SV40 infections in humans is linked to the use of polio vaccines.

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FTC: Supplement Cancer Claims Fraudulent

Sun Jun 22, 2003

The US Federal Trade Commission and the Food and Drug Administration are taking action to stop advertisements that claim certain dietary supplements can treat cancer and other diseases. The moves are part of Operation Cure.All, a federal, state and international initiative to crack down on fraudulent marketers.

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Study Suggests New Way to Treat Pancreatic Cancer

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Pancreatic cancer, one of the deadliest forms of cancer, may be caused by cells mistakenly returning to embryonic form, U.S. researchers said on Wednesday.

The findings could offer a new approach to treating the cancer, which kills virtually all of the 31,000 Americans it affects every year, the researchers said.

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Miso Soup, Soy Compound Lowers Breast Cancer Risk

By Alison McCook

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) June 17 - Japanese women who are frequent eaters of miso soup, a soy-filled staple of Japanese cuisine, and soy ingredients called isoflavones appear to be less likely to develop breast cancer, researchers reported Tuesday.

Women in Asian countries have only a fraction of the risk of breast cancer seen in Western countries, and the current findings add to a growing body of evidence that suggests isoflavone intake might help explain why.

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