Dr. Ann

Olive is oil delicious and can keep you from developing a disease that devastates so many every year. Reach for olive oil to lower your cancer risk. In a review study that included the results of 45 previously published studies, scientists observed a significant protective effect of consuming olive oil for several types of cancer. […]

The diminutive, yet all-powerful blueberry is a true work horse in terms of fortifying wellness and a new report gives us yet another reason to include them regularly in our diets – maintaining an abundance of healthy bacteria in our colons. There has been a recent explosion of research highlighting that the types and amounts […]

In a report that constitutes one of the most thorough review of alcohol and cancer-related deaths in the U.S. over the past 30 years – scientists made some eye-popping conclusions that everyone needs to be aware of. Here are the highlights: Alcohol use is one of the leading causes of preventable cancer deaths. Alcohol is […]

We already know that walnuts are one of the most effective foods on the planet for the prevention of heart attacks and a new study finds they may be potent cancer-fighters too.  Researchers at the UC Davis Cancer Center fed lab rats genetically engineered to get prostate cancer rat chow supplemented with the human equivalent […]

I just wanted to take the time to remind everybody that there are simple steps that can dramatically reduce your risk of cancer. Based on the most authoritative and comprehensive science available, here is what you should do. (NOTE: The first 4 directives are in order of importance!) Do not smoke or use any tobacco […]

The timing of your evening meal may significantly impact your cancer risk. In a first-of-its-kind evaluation, investigators noted that study subjects who reported eating dinner by 9 pm or waiting at least two hours post-dinner to go to bed were 20 percent less likely to develop breast cancer or prostate cancer. The study included data from […]

Resveratrol, the powerful antioxidant in red wine, has become somewhat of a wonder compound in the laboratory with studies linking it with a host of remarkable benefits from cancer prevention to slowing the aging process.  Unfortunately, resveratrol is very poorly absorbed once it enters the gastrointestinal tract, but research has shown that it can be […]

Nut’s stellar reputation as a workhorse for fighting disease just scored a huge scientific victory. In one of the largest studies to date, scientist found that simply consuming a daily, modest handful (20 grams) of nuts (any variety to include peanuts) was linked to the following health benefits: A 30 percent reduction in cardiovascular disease […]

 A study from the University of South Carolina (Epidemiology, May ’07) reported that post-menopausal women who had the highest lifetime consumption (defined as more than once a week) of grilled, barbequed or smoked red meat, had a 47 percent increased risk of breast cancer.  Those who combined this habit with a paucity of fruit and […]

October was breast cancer awareness month but we should keep breast cancer fresh in our minds year-around. As the daughter of a breast cancer survivor and an enthusiastic member the Board of Directors of the Prevent Cancer Foundation (www.preventcancer.org), I want to share my top food picks for maximizing breast health: Beans/Lentils – This category of food is […]

Grilled meat, especially red meat is a well known source of 2 cancer-causing agents, namely HCA’s and PAH’s.  HCA’s develop when the muscle proteins of meats are exposed to high heat.  PAH’s form in the black, charred outer portions of grilled meats when the surface fat and juices come into direct contact with the flame […]

Plant-based diets scored another healthy victory thanks to investigators from Colorado State University.  After carefully following the diets of 34,028 Chinese women over 10 years, those who reported eating the most fruit, vegetables, and soy foods lowered their risk of developing breast cancer by 30 percent.  The cruciferous vegetables – broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower, kale, Brussels […]