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Red Meat Increases The Risk Of Bowel Cancer.
Most meat-eaters enjoy a nice steak.
But beware – red meat increases the risk of bowel cancer.
Through research on rats, Johan De Vogel of Wageningen University in the Netherlands discovered that the culprit was the substance Heme Iron.
When De Vogel fed his rats heme iron, it led to disruption in the way in which cells in the intestine wall divided.
As a result, the risk of colon polyps and cancer increased.
But thanks to chlorophyll in leaves, green vegetables can cancel out the harmful effects of red meat.
The chlorophyll molecule prevents the heme iron molecule disturbing the intestine wall.
De Vogel thinks the same effect could be seen in humans.
From his lab research he calculated how much greenery a person would have to eat with a 150g steak to counteract the harm done by the red meat.
Tests showed that while only 75g of spinach was effective, it took 750g of broccoli, 950g of sprouts and 3,500g of cabbage to achieve the same result.
Meat Is Not A Food.
Rather, it is a stimulus that putrefies in the stomach.
This putrefaction does not start in the stomach, however, but immediately after the slaughter of the animal.
Meat works as a stimulant through the toxins of putrefaction, and is therefore perceived as an energy providing food.
I do not believe that anybody can find chemical-physiological evidence that a putrefying protein-molecule gets transformed in the stomach to be revived in a person’s muscle as available energy.
Similar to alcohol and other stimulants, meat initially appears to give strength and energy until the whole organism is contaminated by it and inevitably breaks down.
( Arnold Ehret, 29.07.1866 – 10.10.1922 )
Over-Cooked Meat Increases Risk Of Bladder Cancer.
People who like their meat well done could be almost twice as likely to get bladder cancer than those who prefer eating it rare, say scientists.
Having a lot of red meat has been found to increase the risk – but overcooking creates chemicals linked to cancer.
The U.S. research compared 884 bladder cancer sufferers and 878 people without.
There are 10,000 new cases of bladder cancer in the UK annually.
The Food Standards Agency said: “Charring may produce harmful chemicals but undercooking can leave bacteria.”
The Risk Of Using Sun-Beds.
Teenagers who use sun-beds are nearly twice as likely to be diagnosed with the most dangerous form of skin cancer as those who have never been to a tanning salon, a study has found.
The research reveals that the earlier sun-bed use begins, the greater the risk of developing a deadly melanoma before the age of 40.
It shows that those who start before they turn 20 are 88% more likely to be diagnosed with a deadly melanoma than people who have never used a sun-bed.
Fish Oil May Reduce The Risk Of Breast Cancer.
Fish oil may reduce the risk of breast cancer by up to 32%, according to a study.
Regular use of supplements such as cod liver oil – which are high in omega-3 fatty acids, EPA and DHA, cut the risk of the disease.
The research was carried out at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Centre, Seattle, USA.
Alzheimer’s Disease Diagnosed By Examining Eyes.
Alzheimer’s disease could soon be diagnosed in its early stages by examining patient’s eyes.
Scientists in the U.S. have found the dementia leaves tiny deposits of a protein in the eyes – and these should be detectable once a scanner is developed.
The discovery came from studying Down’s syndrome patients, who often develop the illness.
An anti-ageing drug could be on sale over the counter in just two years, a leading scientist said.
It could add decades to lifespans and tests on thousands of human volunteers have already started following animal trials.
Professor Vladimar Skulachev, the head of bioenergetics at Moscow State University, is backed by other experts and says he is two years away from the drug being ready for sale.
Black rice is a ‘super-food’ that could fight heart disease and cancer, experts from Louisiana State University say.
Angina Pill May Save More Lives.
A pill already used to treat angina could save the lives of 10,000 heart failure patients a year in the UK, researchers say.
Unlike other treatments, the drug Ivabradine lowers the number of beats per minute without also reducing blood pressure, according to the trial using 6,500 patients in 37 countries.
Statins May Have Serious Side-Effects.
Drugs taken by millions to lower cholesterol could cause serious side-effects such as liver failure, experts warned.
Statins are used to cut the chances of heart disease or strokes in high-risk patients, such as diabetics and people with angina.
But a study found some increased the risk of liver dysfunction, acute kidney failure and muscle damage.
The research, published in the British Medical Journal, involved more than two million patients.
Researchers at Nottingham University said: “Adverse effects were similar across all statin types except liver dysfunction where risks were highest for fluvastatin”.
More Vitamin C Than Oranges.
What should we be filling our dinner / lunch plates with?
Number one on the list is surely the pea-shoot, the curly leaves of the immature garden pea vine.
Gram for gram, these unassuming plants contain seven times more Vitamin C than oranges – which has a role in the formation of blood vessels, tendons, ligaments and bone, helps the absorption of iron from food, supports the immune system and is an antioxidant, which some studies have claimed could protect against cancer.
Curiously, they taste much like the actual pea itself – and contain four times more Vitamin A than tomatoes.
They are also a rich source of folic acid, one of the B vitamins, which helps produce healthy cells and blood and is also essential during pregnancy.
Eating Red Meat May Increase The Risk Of Heart Failure.
Researchers in a new study monitored 21,000 male doctors for nearly two decades and found that those who ate the most beef, lamb and pork had a 24% higher risk of developing the condition.
The findings may point to a way of reducing the risk of a disease that affects more than 700,000 men and women in the UK each year.
“This is the first study to evaluate the relationship between red meat consumption and heart failure risk in a large group”, say the researchers from Harvard and Boston universities.