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Doctor insights on: Does Eating Shark Cartilage Prevent Cancer In Humans

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Does eating shark cartilage prevent cancer in humans?

Does eating shark cartilage prevent cancer in humans?

Very controversial: Claims of use of shark fins to lower cholesterol & to combat cancer & heart disease have not been scientifically supported at this time. There is a health risk in ingesting shark fins. It is a predator fish with of high levels of bmaa (neurotoxin), arsenic & methylmercury. ...Read more

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Dr. Barry Rosen
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Cancer (Definition)

Cancer is a group of diseases that is characterized by uncontrolled cell growth leading to invasion of surrounding tissues that spread to other parts of the body. Cancer can begin anywhere in the body and is usually related to one or more genetic mutations that allow normal cells to become malignant by interfering with internal cellular control mechanisms, such as programmed cell death or by preventing ...Read more


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Eating hyaluronan to prevent cancer, can this work?

Eating hyaluronan to prevent cancer, can this work?

Nope : Sorry, but nothing can prevent cancer completely. I would instead suggest you live a healthy lifestyle (eating well, exercising and avoiding tobacco) and get your age and risk-appropriate screening tests on time. Talk to your doc about this. ...Read more

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Does eating kimchi causes cancer or prevent cancer?

Does eating kimchi causes cancer or prevent cancer?

Possibly: An article was published in Korea: Asian Pac J Cancer Prev. 2014;15(19):8509-19. There has been an association with food with increased nitrosamines and gastric gastric cancer. This is why the incidence of gastric cancer is seemingly higher in the Asian/Korean population. Additional studies are needed to prove that the association is actually 'statistically significant.' ...Read more

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What kind of foods should I be eating to prevent cancer?

Wrong approach: "Pop" websites are full of advice on eating or avoiding this or that to prevent or manage this or that. It is almost all entertainment and corruption rather than real science. Epidemiologic studies of diet and cancer are so hard to do well and so much at variance with one another that I'd simply advise a prudent diet (limit salt, sugar, grease; enough protein & nutrients) & stay physically fit. ...Read more

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Brilliant for preventing cancers. What ought i be eating to prevent cancer?

Brilliant for preventing cancers. What ought i be eating to prevent cancer?

There are no foods : That have consistently been shown to prevent cancer. However, you can dramatically reduce your risk of cancer by not smoking, moderating alcohol intake, and maintaining a healthy weight. You can also increase your chances of finding cancer early if you follow screening guidelines (colonoscopy for all, prostate exams + psa for men, breast exam and mammography for women). ...Read more

Cartilage (Definition)

Cartilage is a specialized type of tissue found in joints and areas that two bones come together. It is made up of specialized cells that live in the midst of proteins and sugars that absorb and release water similar to a sponge. Healthy cartilage helps decrease friction in joints, absorbs shock and protects the ends of the bone. Degradation of ...Read more