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May 20, 2006

Benzene Found in Drinks

A government analysis of more than 100 soft drinks and other beverages turned up five with levels of cancer-causing benzene that exceed federal drinking-water standards, the Food and Drug Administration said Friday. (

February 13, 2006

Study Links Aspartame to Leukemia, Lymphomas, and Tumors

In the study conducted at the Cancer Research Center in Bologna, eight-week-old rats were fed varying amounts of aspartame while the control group remained free of the product. The results were disturbing in that these rats,showed significant evidence of cancers, including leukemia, lymphomas, and tumors in multiple organs. (

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August 11, 2005

Diet and Prostate Cancer Studied

A radical ultra low-fat diet and other lifestyle changes may help keep early-stage prostate cancer from worsening, says the first attempt to test the theory. (Yahoo!)

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August 7, 2005

Fiber and Colon Cancer

Fiber is already recommended as part of a healthy diet, but new studies now show that along with its other benefits, dietary fiber helps prevent colon cancer. (

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August 5, 2005

Milk and Ovarian Cancer

High intakes of whole milk and lactose might be associated with an increased risk of ovarian cancer, suggests a review of 21 published studies. (HealthDay News)

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August 3, 2005

Broccoli May Prevent or Slow Bladder Cancer

Working in the laboratory, U.S. researchers found that certain compounds in broccoli appear to interfere with bladder cancer cells -- especially aggressive cells that tend to spread quickly around the body. (UPMC Cancer Centers)

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July 19, 2005

Green Tea Targets Cancer

Speaking at an international conference on diet and cancer, researchers funded by the American Institute for Cancer Research (AICR) presented evidence that a major component in green tea may short-circuit the cancer process in a striking new way that scientists had not foreseen. (InfoZine)

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July 9, 2005

Cancer and Barbecueing

Many Americans still do not know that grilling can be unhealthy. The cancer risk from grilling, however, is real, but it changes dramatically with what you grill and how you do it. (MSNBC)

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June 18, 2005

Consumer Group Wants Warning Label On Potato Chips

A California consumer legal group is campaigning to require warning labels on potato chips, saying they contain a chemical (acrylamides) known to cause cancer and state law requires the warnings. (Reuters)

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June 13, 2005

Colon Cancer in Women and Vitamin B6

Women with high levels of vitamin B6 in their diet seem to have a decreased risk of developing colorectal cancer -- especially those who consume alcohol -- according to a report from Sweden. (Reuters)

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May 24, 2005

Pomegranate Juice for Prostate Cancer

In men with recurrent prostate cancer, drinking 8 ounces per day of pomegranate juice significantly increases the time it takes for prostate specific antigen (PSA) levels to rise. (Reuters)

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May 9, 2005

Whiskey and Cancer

Drinking whisky can help protect you against cancer, a conference of international scientists have heard. Researchers have long hailed the anti-cancer properties of red wine due to its antioxidant content, and delegates at the EuroMedLab 2005 conference in Glasgow have now been told that whisky contains significantly higher levels of a powerful antioxidant that kills cancer cells. (Daily News Central)

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