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Diets Rich in Antioxidant Resveratrol Fail to Reduce Deaths, Heart Disease or Cancer

Diets Rich in Antioxidant Resveratrol Fail to Reduce Deaths, Heart Disease or Cancer | Melanoma Dispatch | Scoop.it

"A study of Italians who consume a diet rich in resveratrol -- the compound found in red wine, dark chocolate and berries -- finds they live no longer than and are just as likely to develop cardiovascular disease or cancer as those who eat or drink smaller amounts of the antioxidant."

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ScienceDaily  |  May 12, 2014

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Cancer Patients Should Take Online Diet Advice with a Grain of Salt

Cancer Patients Should Take Online Diet Advice with a Grain of Salt | Melanoma Dispatch | Scoop.it

What people eat may affect the outcome of their cancer treatment, and 60% of cancer patients look online for diet guidance. But they may be getting bad advice. Only 11 out of 21 major U.S. cancer centers have websites that either give nutrition advice or link to other sites that do, according to a recent study. Worse, the advice is contradictory—half of the websites recommend a low-fat, high-carbohydrate diet, while the other half recommend equal amounts of fat and carbohydrates. In addition, recommendations should be tailored to individual patients because nutritional needs vary by cancer type and stage. The researchers call for studies to develop sound guidelines for people's diets during and after cancer treatment. 


Research article: http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/01635581.2013.757629

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Medical News Today│ Mar 28, 2013

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An Apple a Day, and Other Myths

An Apple a Day, and Other Myths | Melanoma Dispatch | Scoop.it

"A trip to almost any bookstore or a cruise around the Internet might leave the impression that avoiding cancer is mostly a matter of watching what you eat. One source after another promotes the protective powers of 'superfoods,' rich in antioxidants and other phytochemicals, or advises readers to emulate the diets of Chinese peasants or Paleolithic cave dwellers.


"But there is a yawning divide between this nutritional folklore and science. During the last two decades the connection between the foods we eat and the cellular anarchy called cancer has been unraveling string by string."

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