Sunday, July 31, 2011

Obesity causes over 100,000 cancers per year

Posted by Neill Abayon

(NaturalNews) As it turns out, fat tissue isn't just a dormant storage depot for calories. According to the American Institute for Cancer Research, more than 100,000 cancer cases in the U.S. are linked to excess body fat - most of them are preventable.

The data shows that on top of the list of obesity-linked cancers is endometrial cancer, followed by esophageal, pancreatic and kidney cancers, among others. Increased body fat is linked to:

49% of endometrial cancers (20,700 cases/year)

35% of esophageal cancers (5,800 cases/year)

28% of pancreatic cancers (11,900 cases/year)

24% of kidney cancers (13,900 cases/year)

21% of gallbladder cancers (2,000 cases/year)

17% of breast cancers (33,000 cases/year)

9% of colorectal cancers (13,200 cases/year)

A groundbreaking - and startling - study published in ACS' Journal of Proteome Research proved that fat cells actively secrete dozens of hormones that act as chemical messengers in various parts of the body. Scientists suspect that these chemical signals may promote not only cancer, but also a wide range of other chronic diseases, including diabetes and heart disease.

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Artificial sweeteners may be to blame for inflammatory bowel disease

Posted by: Neill Abayon

(NaturalNews) The cause of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), which includes both ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease, has been toted as 'unknown' by mainstream medical establishments for years. Emerging in the past century and spiking in the 1950's, IBD is responsible for the suffering of countless individuals worldwide. A letter published in the journal Inflammatory Bowel Diseases may have the answer to the cause of IBD, and particularly the explosion of IBD in the 1950's. The artificial sweetener saccharin as well as sucralose (Splenda) may be the hidden culprit behind the development of IBD.

Dr. Xiaofa Qin, the author of the letter, details in his writings that a series of findings originally led him to suspect saccharin as the main cause of IBD. The problem? Canada, despite limiting saccharin use more than most Western countries, was still experiencing high rates of IBD. Despite this problematic fact, Dr. Qin kept up his research. What he found was quite startling not only to citizens of Canada and health officials, but also to the world. Sucralose, also labeled as Splenda in many products, was the answer. According to Dr. Qin's research, there was evidence that sucralose could lead to IBD through the very same mechanism as saccharine.

Read more here.