Early Prevention is Better than Cure2017-06-02
Cancer is caused by both internal factors (such as gene mutation, hormones, and immune condition) and external factors (such as cigarette smoking, unhealthy diet, stress, sun exposure and environmental pollution).
According to WHO about 50% of all cancer cases are preventable. The list below includes some of the risk factors can be avoided. Limiting your exposure to these risk factors may lower your risk of developing certain cancers.
1.Environmental pollution: Air pollution by polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons; indoor tobacco smoke; food pollution by carcinogenic contaminants such heavy metal, pesticides residuals and other organochlorines; and cosmetics.
2.Radiation: UV light; radioactive substances; and pulsed electromagnetic fields.
3.Diet: Nitrate, nitrosamines, dioxin, come from food or food additives or from cooking; heavy consumption of processed meat and fried food; and bisphenol from food containers.
4.Infectious agents: Human papillomavirus, Epstein Barr virus, HIV, HBV, HCV, etc.
Free radicals are unstable molecules that have the potential to harm cells. They occurs naturally in the body and play an important role in normal metabolism process. However, high concentration of free radicals can damage the DNA, proteins and cell membranes in the process called “oxidative stress”. The damage to DNA may contribute to development of cancer and other health conditions.
Most of the free radicals are short-lived and unstable molecules which have an unpaired electron. As a result of this unpaired electron, free radicals seek out and take electrons from other molecules which causes damage to the cells. The potential aggravators for free radical formation in the body have been related to diet, car emissions, smoke, haze, and heavy metals from industrial wastewater.
One of the best ways to reduce free radical damage in the body is to increase the intake of high antioxidant food. Antioxidants are molecules that can interact with free radicals and terminate the chain reaction before cells are damaged. The principle of antioxidants in preventing cell damages from free radicals is very simple, safe and effective. Thus, many healthcare professionals now use antioxidant supplements for reducing the chance of a recurrence and preventive medicine.
Research over the last few decades has shown that lycopene (from tomatoes) and resveratrol (from grapes) have high antioxidant properties and effective in quenching single oxygen, scavenging free radicals to reduce oxidative stress. Consequently, providing protection against free radical mediated disease such as cancer, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, etc.
Both lycopene and resveratrol are listed in the National Cancer Institute (NCI) Drug Dictionary which contains technical definitions for drugs/agent used to treat patients with cancer or conditions related to cancer.
Below are the reference links for the latest NCL Cancer Clinical Trials.
1) Clinical Trials of prevention and treating prostate cancer with lycopene supplements : https://www.cancer.gov/about-cancer/treatment/cam/patient/prostate-supplements-pdq#section/_3
2) Resveratrol induces phase II drug-metabolizing enzymes (anti-initiation activity); mediates anti-inflammatory effects and inhibits cyclooxygenase and hydroperoxidase functions (anti-promotion activity); and induces promyelocytic leukemia cell differentiation (anti-progression activity): https://www.cancer.gov/publications/dictionaries/cancer-drug/def/resveratrol
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