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Nutritional approach to prostate cancer

Prostate specific antigen (PSA) is a protein produced in the prostate. High serum levels of PSA are associated with prostate cancer as well as inflammation (Roddam, Duffy, Hamdy, Ward, Patnick, Price, Rimmer, Sturgeon, White & Allen, 2005). Chronic inflammation within the prostate gland can promote carcinogenesis (MacLennan, Eisenberg, Fleshman, Taylor, Fu, Resnick, Gupta, 2006). For this...
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Sodium bicarbonate supplementation prevents skilled tennis performance decline

Every athlete seeks to develop a set of strategies that will offer them an advantage over their competition. Tonights final between Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic will be no different, with each player utilising key strategies to gain an upper hand over their competitor. This being so, I decided to explore what forms of supplementation could lead to...
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Fish oil improves the efficacy of conventional lung cancer treatment

The response rate of first line chemotherapy in patients with nonsmall cell lung cancer (NSCLC) is less than 30 percent (Murray, Mourtzakis, Chu, Baracos, Reiman & Mazurak, 2011). In a recent study, supplementation with the omega 3 fatty acids, EPA (eicosapentaenoic acid) and DHA (docosahexaenoic acid), at a dosage of 2.5 grams daily, was shown...
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Exercise, Nutrition and Immune function

In a recent review on infectious disease in athletes, it was reported that despite moderate exercise improving immunity, strenuous bouts of prolonged exercise and heavy training impair immune function (Harris, 2011). Moreover, inadequate or inappropriate nutrition can further compound immunocompetence (Gleeson, Nieman & Pedersen, 2004). It is well established that protein deficiency and inadequate intake...
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Physical Activity Improves Symptoms in Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) include abdominal discomfort, bloating, mucous in the stools, intestinal cramping and irregular bowel habits (Nichols & Faas, 2009). IBS is typically a gut motility problem involving either constipation or diarrhoea, and/or fluctuations between these two extremes (Nichols & Faas, 2009). Fever, intestinal inflammation (moderate to high grade) and bleeding...
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