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January 18, 2013
PhIP: The Three Strikes Breast Carcinogen
The cooked meat carcinogen PhIP found in fried bacon, fish, and chicken may not only trigger cancer and promote tumor growth, but also increase its metastatic potential by increasing its
January 16, 2013
Estrogenic Cooked Meat Carcinogens
DNA-damaging chemicals formed when meat is cooked stimulate breast cancer cells almost as much as pure estrogen and can infiltrate the ducts where most breast cancers arise.
December 17, 2012
Nonhuman Molecules Lining Our Arteries
The foreign meat molecule Neu5Gc builds up in human tumors and atherosclerotic plaques and may play an inflammatory role in the progression of both diseases.
December 14, 2012
How Tumors Use Meat to Grow: Xeno-Autoantibodies
Cancer may use a molecule found in animal products to trick our immune system into feeding it with inflammation.
December 13, 2012
The Inflammatory Meat Molecule Neu5Gc
Plant-based diets may help rheumatoid arthritis by decreasing exposure to an inflammatory compound found in animal products.
December 10, 2012
Cancer as an Autoimmune Disease
Because certain tumors such as breast cancers thrive in settings of low-grade inflammation, our immune response can sometimes facilitate tumor growth.
November 14, 2012
Plant-Based Bioidentical Hormones
Do compounded bio-identical hormones for menopause carry the same risks as conventional hormone replacement drugs such as Premarin?
October 5, 2012
How Much Soy Is Too Much?
To maintain the low IGF-1 levels associated with a plant-based diet, one should probably eat no more than 3-5 servings of soy foods a day.
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