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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28102709/weight-loss-during-initial-chemotherapy-predicts-survival-in-patients-with-advanced-gastric-cancer
#1
Kotoe Takayoshi, Keita Uchino, Masahiro Nakano, Koji Ikejiri, Eishi Baba
BACKGROUND: Patients with advanced gastric cancer (AGC) often suffer weight loss, which can be used to predict prognosis. Few reports have assessed the correlation between weight loss during chemotherapy and survival in patients with AGC. METHODS: Fifty-three patients with histologically proven AGC, who started systemic chemotherapy from September 2010 to March 2014, were retrospectively examined for body weight, inflammatory status, and survival. Correlation analyses were performed between weight change and survival...
January 19, 2017: Nutrition and Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28095030/green-tea-consumption-and-the-risk-of-liver-cancer-a-meta-analysis
#2
Chen-Xu Ni, Hong Gong, Ying Liu, Yang Qi, Chun-Lei Jiang, Jun-Ping Zhang
Green tea is a commonly consumed beverage in Asia and has been suggested to have anticarcinogenic properties. To date, epidemiological evidence of the effect of green tea consumption on liver cancer risk remains ambiguous. The aim of this meta-analysis is to evaluate the association between green tea consumption and the risk of liver cancer. The summary relative risk for the highest consumption (≥5 cups/day) of green tea on liver cancer incidence compared with nondrinkers was 0.62 (95% confidence interval: 0...
January 17, 2017: Nutrition and Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28094599/plasma-25-hydroxyvitamin-d3-levels-in-colorectal-cancer-patients-and-associations-with-physical-activity
#3
Stephanie Skender, Jürgen Böhm, Petra Schrotz-King, Jenny Chang-Claude, Erin M Siegel, Karen Steindorf, Robert W Owen, Jennifer Ose, Michael Hoffmeister, Hermann Brenner, Cornelia M Ulrich
Physical activity (PA) and vitamin D are thought to affect colorectal cancer prognosis. The present study investigates associations between 25(OH)D3 and PA in prospectively followed colorectal cancer patients in the ColoCare study. At 6, 12, and 24 mo after surgery, patients donated a blood sample, wore an accelerometer for 10 consecutive days, and completed a PA questionnaire. Plasma 25-hydroxyvitamin D3 (25(OH)D3) levels were measured by high-performance liquid chromatography. We tested associations using partial correlations and multivariate linear regression analysis, adjusted for season, age, and body mass index...
January 17, 2017: Nutrition and Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28094590/effects-of-supernatants-from-escherichia-coli-nissle-1917-and-faecalibacterium-prausnitzii-on-intestinal-epithelial-cells-and-a-rat-model-of-5-fluorouracil-induced-mucositis
#4
Hanru Wang, Yoga D Jatmiko, Susan E P Bastian, Suzanne Mashtoub, Gordon S Howarth
Faecalibacterium prausnitzii (Fp) and Escherichia coli Nissle 1917 (EcN) are probiotics, which have been reported to ameliorate certain gastrointestinal disorders. We evaluated the effects of supernatants (SN) derived from Fp and EcN on 5-fluorouracil (5-FU)-treated intestinal cells and in a rat model of mucositis. In vitro: IEC-6, Caco-2, and T-84 cells were analyzed for viability and monolayer permeability. In vivo: Female dark agouti rats were gavaged with Fp or EcN SN and injected intraperitoneally with saline (control) or 5-FU to induce mucositis...
January 17, 2017: Nutrition and Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28094572/lycopene-in-the-prevention-of-radiation-induced-esophagitis
#5
Hatice Coskun, Fundagul Andic, Yusuf Kenan Daglıoglu, Figen Doran, Kazım Sahin, Candas Tunalı, Omer Kucuk
We aimed to research whether lycopene (L) could prevent radiation-induced acute esophageal toxicity in Wistar albino rats. 60 rats were placed in five groups as follows: control, L, radiotherapy (RT), L before RT (L + RT), and L before and after RT (L + RT + L). 6 mg/kg bw/day L was administered 7 days in the L group, 7 days before RT in the L + RT group, and 7 days before and after in the L + RT + L group. 35 Gy thoracic RT was performed. Serum L levels were measured, and the esophagi were evaluated histopathologically for intraepithelial degenerative changes-necrosis, vacuole formation, inflammation, regeneration-mitosis, and subepithelial bulla formation...
January 17, 2017: Nutrition and Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28094571/dietary-inflammatory-index-and-risk-of-colorectal-adenoma-recurrence-a-pooled-analysis
#6
C L Sardo Molmenti, S E Steck, C A Thomson, E A Hibler, J Yang, N Shivappa, H Greenlee, M D Wirth, A I Neugut, E T Jacobs, J R Hébert
No studies have evaluated the association between the dietary inflammatory index (DII) and colorectal adenoma recurrence. DII scores were calculated from a baseline food frequency questionnaire. Participants (n = 1727) were 40-80 years of age, enrolled in two Phase III clinical trials, who had ≥1 colorectal adenoma(s) removed within 6 months of study registration, and a follow-up colonoscopy during the trial. Multiple logistic regression was used to estimate odds ratios (ORs) and 95% confidence intervals (95% CIs)...
January 17, 2017: Nutrition and Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28094570/antioxidant-anti-inflammatory-and-genomic-stability-enhancement-effects-of-zinc-l-carnosine-a-potential-cancer-chemopreventive-agent
#7
Theng Choon Ooi, Kok Meng Chan, Razinah Sharif
Cancer is one of the major causes of death worldwide, and the incidence and mortality rates of cancer are expected to rise tremendously in the near future. Despite a better understanding of cancer biology and advancement in cancer management, current strategies in cancer treatment remain costly and ineffective. Hence, instead of putting more efforts to search for new cancer cures, attention has now been shifted to the development of cancer chemopreventive agents as a preventive measure for cancer formation...
January 17, 2017: Nutrition and Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28094569/dietary-fat-consumption-and-non-hodgkin-s-lymphoma-risk-a-meta-analysis
#8
Tian-Jie Han, Jun-Shan Li, Xiao-Tian Luan, Ling Wang, Hong-Zhi Xu
OBJECTIVE: Many studies suggest that high-fat diets are linked to the etiology of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma (NHL). However, the findings are inconsistent and therefore the association between fat and non-Hodgkin's lymphoma remains unclear. In this study, we aim to quantitatively assess the association between fat consumption and the risk for NHL. METHODS: We reviewed 221 published cohort and case-control studies that reported relative risk (RRs) and corresponding 95% confidence intervals (CIs) of NHL and fat intake using PubMed, Cochrane, EMBASE, and Google Scholar databases...
January 17, 2017: Nutrition and Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28094567/a-vulnerable-age-for-the-introduction-of-solid-foods-in-pediatric-acute-lymphoblastic-leukemia
#9
Jeremy M Schraw, Michael E Scheurer, Michele R Forman
BACKGROUND: There is little research concerning infant formula or the age at introduction to solid foods and pediatric acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL). The purpose of this case-control study was to estimate the association of age at introduction of solids and pediatric ALL. METHODS: 171 ALL cases aged 0-14 years were recruited at Texas Children's Cancer Center and matched on sex, age, and ethnicity to 342 population-based controls. Data were collected on infant feeding and known risk factors for ALL...
January 17, 2017: Nutrition and Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28094560/systemic-metabolite-changes-in-wild-type-c57bl-6-mice-fed-black-raspberries
#10
Pan Pan, Chad W Skaer, Hsin-Tzu Wang, Michael A Kreiser, Steven M Stirdivant, Kiyoko Oshima, Yi-Wen Huang, Matthew R Young, Li-Shu Wang
INTRODUCTION: Freeze-dried black raspberries (BRBs) elicit chemopreventive effects against colorectal cancer in humans and in rodents. The objective of this study was to investigate potential BRB-caused metabolite changes using wild-type (WT) C57BL/6 mice. METHODS AND RESULTS: WT mice were fed either control diet or control diet supplemented with 5% BRBs for 8 wk. A nontargeted metabolomic analysis was conducted on colonic mucosa, liver, and fecal specimens collected from both diet groups...
January 17, 2017: Nutrition and Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28094554/impact-of-phytochemicals-and-dietary-patterns-on-epigenome-and-cancer
#11
Wissam Zam, Aziz Khadour
Cancer remains one of the leading causes of death around the world. Initially it is recognized as a genetic disease, but now it is known to involve epigenetic abnormalities along with genetic alterations. Epigenetics refers to heritable changes that are not encoded in the DNA sequence itself, but play an important role in the control of gene expression. It includes changes in DNA methylation, histone modifications, and RNA interference. Although it is heritable, environmental factors such as diet could directly influence epigenetic mechanisms in humans...
January 17, 2017: Nutrition and Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28094552/glucose-metabolism-in-cancer-and-ischemia-possible-therapeutic-consequences-of-the-warburg-effect
#12
Spela Salamon, Eva Podbregar, Peter Kubatka, Dietrich Büsselberg, Martin Caprnda, Radka Opatrilova, Vanda Valentova, Mariusz Adamek, Peter Kruzliak, Matej Podbregar
The Warburg effect states that the main source of energy for cancer cells is not aerobic respiration, but glycolysis-even in normoxia. The shift from one to the other is governed by mutually counteracting enzymes: pyruvate dehydrogenase and pyruvate dehydrogenase kinase (PDK). Anaerobic metabolism of cancer cells promotes cell proliferation, local tissue immunosuppression, resistance to hypoxic conditions, and metastatic processes. By switching glucose back to oxidative metabolism, these effects might be reversed...
January 17, 2017: Nutrition and Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28094544/red-wine-and-pomegranate-extracts-suppress-cured-meat-promotion-of-colonic-mucin-depleted-foci-in-carcinogen-induced-rats
#13
Nadia M Bastide, Nathalie Naud, Gilles Nassy, Jean-Luc Vendeuvre, Sylviane Taché, Françoise Guéraud, Ditte A Hobbs, Gunter G Kuhnle, Denis E Corpet, Fabrice H F Pierre
Processed meat intake is carcinogenic to humans. We have shown that intake of a workshop-made cured meat with erythorbate promotes colon carcinogenesis in rats. We speculated that polyphenols could inhibit this effect by limitation of endogenous lipid peroxidation and nitrosation. Polyphenol-rich plant extracts were added to the workshop-made cured meat and given for 14 days to rats and 100 days to azoxymethane-induced rats to evaluate the inhibition of preneoplastic lesions. Colons of 100-d study were scored for precancerous lesions (mucin-depleted foci, MDF), and biochemical end points of peroxidation and nitrosation were measured in urinary and fecal samples...
January 17, 2017: Nutrition and Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28094541/intestinal-proportion-of-blautia-sp-is-associated-with-clinical-stage-and-histoprognostic-grade-in-patients-with-early-stage-breast-cancer
#14
Trang H Luu, Catherine Michel, Jean-Marie Bard, François Dravet, Hassan Nazih, Christine Bobin-Dubigeon
Improving knowledge about breast cancer etiology is crucial in order to propose prevention strategies for this pathology. Gut microbiota is involved in numerous physiopathological situations including cancers. Although its potential involvement in breast cancer through the alteration of the enterohepatic circulation of estrogens and/or the metabolism of phytoestrogens has been discussed for some time, it remains to be demonstrated. The present study seeks to strengthen this hypothesis by identifying possible links between the fecal microbiota composition and clinical characteristics in breast cancer patients...
January 17, 2017: Nutrition and Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28094538/the-obesity-paradox-in-colorectal-cancer-surgery-an-analysis-of-korean-healthcare-big-data-2012-2013
#15
Sanghun Lee
Although it is well known that obesity increases the risk of colorectal cancer, several studies have recently suggested that those who are overweight or class-one obese have better outcomes after surgery. However, the impact of obesity on the success of colorectal cancer surgery remains controversial. The medical records of patients diagnosed with colorectal cancer who were treated surgically from 2012 through 2013 were retrospectively analyzed. Data from a total of 36,740 patients were provided by the Healthcare Big Data Hub of the Korean Health Insurance Review & Assessment Service...
January 17, 2017: Nutrition and Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28045565/the-effect-of-licorice-protein-fractions-on-proliferation-and-apoptosis-of-gastrointestinal-cancer-cell-lines
#16
Soheila Khazraei-Moradian, Mazdak Ganjalikhani-Hakemi, Alireza Andalib, Reza Yazdani, Javad Arasteh, Gholam Ali Kardar
BACKGROUND: Several methods for the treatment of colon cancer have been introduced, but none of them are safe and effective. We planned to evaluate the inhibitory effect of protein extract of licorice root on HT-29 and CT26 cell lines proliferation and apoptosis. METHODS: Protein extract of licorice root was prepared in phosphate-buffered solution, and SDS-PAGE was used to isolate its fractions. HT-29, CT-26, and HEK293 cell lines were treated with various concentrations of the fractions and full extract of licorice...
January 3, 2017: Nutrition and Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28045557/metabolic-syndrome-and-mammographic-density-in-premenopausal-chilean-women
#17
Angela Martínez-Arroyo, Hortensia Moreno-Macías, Ana Pereira Scalabrino, Maria Luisa Garmendia
BACKGROUND: Metabolic syndrome (MetS) has been previously associated with an increased risk of breast cancer in postmenopausal women. Mammographic density (MD) is a marker of breast cancer risk. There is little evidence of an association between MetS and MD in premenopausal women. METHODS: Through a cross-sectional study, we evaluated 364 premenopausal Chilean women in which we measured anthropometric, blood pressure, and metabolic markers. MetS and its components were defined according to the National Cholesterol Education Program Adult Treatment Plan III criteria...
January 3, 2017: Nutrition and Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28045549/curcumin-and-viscum-album-extract-decrease-proliferation-and-cell-viability-of-soft-tissue-sarcoma-cells-an-in-vitro-analysis-of-eight-cell-lines-using-real-time-monitoring-and-colorimetric-assays
#18
K Harati, B Behr, A Daigeler, T Hirsch, F Jacobsen, M Renner, A Harati, C Wallner, M Lehnhardt, M Becerikli
BACKGROUND: The cytostatic effects of the polyphenol curcumin and Viscum album extract (VAE) were assessed in soft-tissue sarcoma (STS) cells. METHODS: Eight human STS cell lines were used: fibrosarcoma (HT1080), liposarcoma (SW872, T778, MLS-402), synovial sarcoma (SW982, SYO1, 1273), and malignant fibrous histiocytoma (U2197). Primary human fibroblasts served as control cells. Cell proliferation, viability, and cell index (CI) were analyzed by BrdU assay, MTT assay, and real-time cell analysis (RTCA)...
January 3, 2017: Nutrition and Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28045548/vitamin-d-reduces-colitis-and-inflammation-associated-colorectal-cancer-in-mice-independent-of-nod2
#19
Ihsan Elimrani, Jamie Koenekoop, Serge Dionne, Valerie Marcil, Edgar Delvin, Emile Levy, Ernest G Seidman
Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) patients are at increased risk of developing colorectal cancer (CRC). Vitamin D (vD) induces NOD2 gene expression, enhancing immunity, while deficiency impairs intestinal epithelial integrity, increasing inflammation. This study investigated the effect of vD on CRC in colitis, and if preventive benefits are mediated via NOD2. Inflammation-associated CRC was induced by treating C57BL/6J and Nod2(-/-) mice with azoxymethane (AOM) and dextran sodium sulfate (DSS) cycles (×3). vD-deficient mice displayed more severe colitis compared to vD-supplemented mice, with greater weight loss, higher colitis activity index, increased colonic weight/length ratios, and lower survival rates...
January 3, 2017: Nutrition and Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27967240/the-significance-of-the-prognostic-nutritional-index-for-all-stages-of-pancreatic-cancer
#20
Sang Hoon Lee, Moon Jae Chung, Bun Kim, Hee Seung Lee, Hyun Jik Lee, Ja Yoon Heo, Yeong Jin Kim, Jeong Youp Park, Seungmin Bang, Seung Woo Park, Si Young Song, Jae Bock Chung
Nutritional status affects the prognosis of various tumors. The prognostic nutritional index (PNI) is the known predictor of postoperative outcome in resectable pancreatic cancer patients. This study aimed to validate the prognostic value of PNI in all stages of pancreatic cancer. We retrospectively reviewed 499 patients with pancreatic cancer who were diagnosed at Severance Hospital between January 2006 and December 2011. The PNI value was calculated as 10 × serum albumin (g/dL) + 0.005 × total lymphocyte count (/mm(3)) at initial diagnosis...
December 14, 2016: Nutrition and Cancer
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