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  • CAROTENOIDS MAY PROTECT AGAINST PROSTATE CANCER

    05/14/2005 7:21:18 PM PDT · by Coleus · 7 replies · 557+ views
    Cancer Decisions ^ | 04.17.05 | Ralph Moss, PhD
    CAROTENOIDS MAY PROTECT AGAINST PROSTATE CANCER   Asians are well known to have a low incidence of prostate cancer. Australian and Chinese researchers conducted what is called a "case-control study" in southeast China, the first of its kind in an Asian population. They discovered that dietary lycopene and other carotenoids may protect against prostate cancer.   The researchers compared 130 patients with adenocarcinoma of the prostate to 274 controls - men who were in the hospital for conditions other than prostate cancer. They found that the more carotenoid-rich foods the men ate, the less their risk of developing prostate cancer....
  • Dark, Leafy Greens Help Shield Eyes from Cataracts

    12/03/2004 10:10:23 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 32 replies · 696+ views
    Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 12/3/04 | Alison McCook - Reuters Health
    NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - New research provides further evidence that substances in kale, spinach and other green vegetables help protect aging eyes from cataracts. In an experiment, investigators found that human eye cells treated with antioxidants called lutein and zeaxanthin showed less damage after being exposed to ultraviolet rays, the sunlight ingredient considered a major contributor to cataracts. Cataracts occur when proteins in the eye's lens begin to clump together, forming a milky cloud that obscures vision. Currently, around 20 million Americans have cataracts, and research suggests that the more sunlight you are exposed to in life, the greater...