Nutrition Education Hasn't Reached the Ivory Tower

I am not a medicine basher. But I am frustrated by the near exclusive focus on new and expensive technologies in medicine over scientifically-proven lifestyle measures that are immediately accessible and inexpensive. This lack of attention to lifestyle permeates my field of cardiology but I was struck by how it appears to be true for cancer therapy also. I had the opportunity to strike up a conversation on an airplane last week with two prominent researchers in prostate cancer, one a urologist and one a scientist. Both served as department heads at large institutions. Although I do not keep up on all the literature on prostate cancer, so many of my heart patients also deal with this malady that I am familiar with the lifestyle literature. I brought up a groundbreaking series of peer reviewed trials of lifestyle in early stage prostate cancer led by Dr. Dean Ornish, a cardiologist known for demonstrating heart disease reversal in the Lifestyle Heart Trial. He embarked on studies of his plant based dietary program coupled with walking, stress management and group support in men with prostate cancer and began publishing in 2005 that markers of cancer growth reversed in the group following his program. None of the men following his program went on to need conventional therapies. I was dismayed that my two new academic friends were not aware of any of his papers on prostate cancer, all published in highly visible and esteemed journals. I then brought up their use of POMI-T, a c...
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Publication date: Available online 26 November 2018Source: European UrologyAuthor(s): Kerri Beckmann, Hans Garmo, Jan Adolfsson, Cecilia Bosco, Eva Johansson, David Robinson, Lars Holmberg, Par Stattin, Mieke Van HemelrijckAbstractBackgroundSome studies suggest that gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH) agonists are associated with higher risk of adverse events than antiandrogens (AAs) monotherapy. However, it has been unclear whether this is due to indication bias.ObjectiveTo investigate rates of change in comorbidity for men on GnRH agonists versus AA monotherapy in a population-based register study.Design, setting, and ...
Source: European Urology - Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: research
ConclusionsA large fraction of MCL patients are elderly and comorbidity was present in almost half of the patients overall. A CCI of 2+ was an independent negative prognostic factor. Lymphoma-death was the major cause of death among males, motivating the need for MCL-specific treatment irrespectively of a high burden of comorbidities, while approximately 50% of comorbid-females died due to other reasons. Patients with comorbidities were less often treated according to intensive first-line chemotherapy protocols. In the introduction and development of new treatment regimens, consideration of toxicity and tolerability specif...
Source: Blood - Category: Hematology Authors: Tags: 623. Mantle Cell, Follicular, and Other Indolent B-Cell Lymphoma-Clinical Studies: Poster II Source Type: research
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Plant-based or plant-forward eating patterns focus on foods primarily from plants. This includes not only fruits and vegetables, but also nuts, seeds, oils, whole grains, legumes, and beans. It doesn’t mean that you are vegetarian or vegan and never eat meat or dairy. Rather, you are proportionately choosing more of your foods from plant sources. Mediterranean and vegetarian diets What is the evidence that plant-based eating patterns are healthy? Much nutrition research has examined plant-based eating patterns such as the Mediterranean diet and a vegetarian diet. The Mediterranean diet has a foundation of plant-based...
Source: Harvard Health Blog - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Healthy Eating Source Type: blogs
No single food — not even a superfood — can offer all the nutrition, health benefits, and energy we need to nourish ourselves. The 2015–2020 US Dietary Guidelines recommend healthy eating patterns, “combining healthy choices from across all food groups — while paying attention to calorie limits.” Over the years, research has shown that healthy dietary patterns can reduce risk of high blood pressure, heart disease, diabetes, and certain cancers. Dietary patterns such as the DASH (Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension) diet and the Mediterranean diet, which are mostly plant-based, have d...
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(Natural News) Here’s more reason to like citrus fruits. Modified citrus pectin (MCP) has been found by numerous studies to have the ability to block galectin-3 (Gal-3), a naturally occurring molecule which, in large quantities, could raise your risk for serious health conditions, including heart disease and prostate cancer. Gal-3 and cancer You have Gal-3...
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By MATTHEW HOLT Happy 15th birthday THCB! Yes, 15 years ago today this little blog opened for business and changed my life (and at least impacted a few others). Later this week we are going to celebrate and tell you a bit more about what the next 15 years (really?) of THCB might look like. But for now, I’m rerunning a few of my favorite pieces from the mid-2000s, the golden age of blogging. Today I present “Health Care = Communism + Frappuccinos”, one of my favorites about the relationship between government and private sector originally published here on Jan7, 2005. And like the Medicare one from last we...
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We report that the disruption of excitation-contraction coupling contributes to impaired force generation in the mouse model of Sod1 deficiency. Briefly, we found a significant reduction in sarcoplasmic reticulum Ca2+ ATPase (SERCA) activity as well as reduced expression of proteins involved in calcium release and force generation. Another potential factor involved in EC uncoupling in Sod1-/- mice is oxidative damage to proteins involved in the contractile response. In summary, this study provides strong support for the coupling between increased oxidative stress and disruption of cellular excitation contraction mac...
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Flight attendants are exposed to a number of known cancer-causing risks, but few studies have rigorously quantified that risk, and researchers say they are an understudied occupational group. The Harvard Flight Attendant Health Study (FAHS), begun in 2007, addresses some of the gaps in understanding health risks among flight attendants. In the latest report, published in the journal Environmental Health, researchers found that flight attendants had higher rates of many cancers, including breast cancer and melanoma, compared to the general population. The FAHS included more than 5,300 flight attendants who were recruited th...
Source: TIME: Health - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Uncategorized Cancer healthytime Source Type: news
by Craig Klugman A new JAMAarticle reports on a US Preventive Services Task Force recommendation against routine ECG in patients without symptoms of heart disease: “For asymptomatic adults at low risk of CVD events (individuals with a 10-year CVD event risk less than 10%), it is very unlikelythat the information from resting or exercise ECG (beyond that obtained with conventional CVD risk factors) will result in a change in the patient’s risk category….”The report states that over-screening can lead to harms such as “invasive procedures, overtreatment, and labeling.”Such advice follows ...
Source: blog.bioethics.net - Category: Medical Ethics Authors: Tags: Clinical Ethics Featured Posts ECG JAMA protocols Source Type: blogs
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