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Fruit-veggie diet lowers risk of bladder cancer in women, UH study finds

By Star-Advertiser staff

LAST UPDATED: 06:30 p.m. HST, Aug 24, 2013

Eating more fruits and vegetables may help women lower their risk of developing invasive bladder cancer, according to new research at the University of Hawaii Cancer Center.

As part of the ongoing Multiethnic Cohort Study, started in 1993, researcher Song-Yi Park and colleagues analyzed data collected fro 185,885 older adults over a period of 12 and a half years. During this period, 581 cases of invasive bladder cancer were diagnosed (152 women and 429 men).

Park and her team discovered that while consumption of fruits and vegetables was not associated with the incidence of bladder cancer in men, women who consumed the most fruits and vegetables had the lowest bladder cancer risk. In particular, women who consumed the most yellow-orange vegetables were 52 percent less likely to develop bladder cancer than those who consumed the least amount of such foods.

Further, women with the highest intake of vitamins A, C and E had the lowest risk of bladder cancer.

The team’s findings are published in the August issue of The Journal of Nutrition.

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Venus1 wrote:
Surprised ????!!!'
on August 24,2013 | 06:43PM
1local wrote:
lowest risk - still means possibility exists. genetic history can't be offset by diet alone. Studies should focus on genetic breeding mix to reduce continuation of defects.
on August 25,2013 | 07:36AM
HonoluluHawaii wrote:
Yes and No. In other words I am a hung jury lol.
on August 25,2013 | 07:37AM
pauliboy wrote:
when is a fresh, non-processed, plant-based diet not good for you?
on August 24,2013 | 06:53PM
mikethenovice wrote:
Vegetables and fruits are great if you can tolerate the gassy moments.
on August 24,2013 | 09:03PM
Mrs_G wrote:
Found the answer, mike. . .ginger root tea works wonders!
on August 25,2013 | 06:24AM
aomohoa wrote:
Good for nausea too:)
on August 25,2013 | 04:42PM
Nesmith wrote:
And colds
on August 25,2013 | 04:47PM
HonoluluHawaii wrote:
My mother's urologist said that bladder cancer is caused by chemicals for one thing. For about two or three years she had been having bladder infection difficulties including using the restroom many many times. Just two months ago they detected that she has bladder cancer from the symptom of blood in the urine. Just 11 days ago, her urologist robotically surgically removed her bladder and attached a tube to release the urine. She is at Pali Momi recovering from the surgery now and that we had to make the difficult decision of going ahead with the surgery at her age of 83 because we wanted to give her a chance to live. Funny my sister has been giving my mom so-called healthy foods yet she still develops the cancer.
on August 25,2013 | 03:56AM
cojef wrote:
The Mediterranean diet is the best food plan for anyone. It is a balance of fish, fresh fruits, vegetables, nuts and bean with abundant use of olive oil. Eat sanely and live long without complications.
on August 25,2013 | 10:14AM
HonoluluHawaii wrote:
Thank You . . . Very Much, from 97 year old Lex Brodie !!!!
on August 25,2013 | 10:55AM
HonoluluHawaii wrote:
Anyone watching the Championship Game of the Little League World Series? California just took a 4 to 3 lead over Japan in the top of the fourth. It is televised LIVE on KITV, the local ABC affiliate !!
on August 25,2013 | 11:01AM
aomohoa wrote:
NO magic, that is the best diet:) Don't buy processed junk and don't eat at Zippy's .
on August 25,2013 | 03:37PM
aomohoa wrote:
I hope your mom will be OK:) Healthy foods are something you have to do all your life and exercise. Yes people still get sick, but healthy living is still better than sitting in a chair all day and eating junk.
on August 25,2013 | 04:46PM
Venus1 wrote:
I would rather they study the effects of eating GMOs!!!!
on August 25,2013 | 04:41AM
Makua wrote:
You are what you eat. Make the shadow that follows you a thin one.
on August 25,2013 | 06:15AM
mikethenovice wrote:
Like a walking bamboo?
on August 25,2013 | 06:39AM
HonoluluHawaii wrote:
That is too thin lol. The man above decided that we are here for a reason. Number one was to satisfy our parents and also our parents relatives. However, the baby boom generation did a lot of satisfying. Lol.
on August 25,2013 | 07:31AM
aomohoa wrote:
Obesity is costing this country more than any other health problem.
on August 25,2013 | 03:39PM
aomohoa wrote:
Obesity is 99% more of a problem than anorexia.
on August 25,2013 | 04:44PM
mikethenovice wrote:
Makua. Thin doesn't mean purging yourself. Be careful of what you say, lots of sick teens out there that are very anorexic. They need to see a doctor right away.
on August 25,2013 | 06:43AM
HonoluluHawaii wrote:
Sad story was of Karen Carpenter. She had the golden voice with "We've Only Just Begun", however we lost her all too early in the early 1980s at only 32.
on August 25,2013 | 07:34AM
Makua wrote:
I agree with you mike. My comment was for the fast food junkie who finds himself carrying way too many pounds beyond what his BMI should be. He got there by eating fast food and not exercising. Cutting back and exercising will produce the thin shadow.
on August 25,2013 | 11:51AM
aomohoa wrote:
Ask anyone there secret when they are ripe old ago. Most of them eat healthy, don't eat junk, don't smoke, don't drink and they exercise. Of course genetics play a part but this helps.
on August 25,2013 | 03:43PM
aomohoa wrote:
You read way to much into that comment. LOL
on August 25,2013 | 03:40PM
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