@Regrann from @vintage_vegan_ - Right now, there are more than two million men in the U.S. living with prostate cancer. #Harvard researchers decided to look into what makes prostate cancer spread. They took more than a thousand men with early stage prostate cancer and followed them for a couple years to see if there was anything in their #diet associated with cancer progression, to see what made it go into the bones.
What they found is remarkable, if not outright astonishing.
Men who eat a single egg, or even less, a day may double their #risk of #cancer progression compared to men who hardly ever eat eggs.
Why would less than one-a-day egg consumption double the risk of cancer progression The researchers suggest it may be the choline, a naturally occurring compound found predominantly in eggs, poultry, liver, #milk , and #fish , which has been associated with getting (triggering) prostate cancer. But here’s the other strike against eggs, not only may the choline in them spread #prostatecancer, but it can also turn the cancer lethal!
The latest study out of Harvard found that choline consumption was associated with not just getting and spreading prostate cancer but also with a significantly increased risk of dying from it. Those men who ate the most choline (i.e. eggs) had a 70% increased risk of getting and dying from lethal prostate cancer. This is consistent with another recent study which found that men who consumed 2.5 or more #eggs per week—that’s just like one egg every three days—had an 81% increased risk of lethal prostate cancer.
You might recently have heard about the Cleveland Clinic study that found that carnitine, a component of red meat, is transformed in our gut into a toxic metabolite called TMAO that appears to increase heart disease. This was big news since most of us thought the problem with red meat was the saturated fat. In the April 25, 2013 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine, the same research team found that choline in #eggs (which is found in poultry, dairy, and fish) forms that same toxic TMAO too! #blackhealthmatters #prostatecancer #blackmen #highest #rate of #prostatecancer
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#Repost from @they_call_me_future @mt.one.1 - As the #opioidepidemic rages on, those professing to seek “solutions” are willfully ignoring one of the most promising treatments – #medicalcannabis. When the Comprehensive Addiction & Recovery Act (CARA) was being debated in 2016, amendments to study medical #cannabis were stripped out.
This happened despite studies showing that medical cannabis eases neuropathic pain, and the government’s own National Institutes of Health stating, “ #Medicalmarijuana products may have a role in reducing the use of opioids needed to control pain.” There were also studies showing that deaths from #opioids plummet in states with #legalcannabis, and that 80 percent of #cannabis users give up prescription pills. A Feb. 2017 study confirmed that #opioid dependence and overdoses dropped significantly in medical cannabis states.
In January 2017, the National Academies of Science published an exhaustive review of the scientific literature and found that one of the most promising areas in medical cannabis is for the treatment of chronic pain.
But all of this falls on deaf ears to those in the pockets of #BigPharma, which is largely to blame for getting #America hooked on opioids, as described in a #Harvard analysis.
Now, a new experimental study has shown exactly how cannabis works to treat opioid addiction – by actually blocking the opioid reward in the brain. “This study sought to determine whether the cannabis constituent cannabidiol attenuates the development of morphine reward in the conditioned place preference paradigm. Separate groups of mice received either saline or morphine in combination with one of four doses of cannabidiol using three sets of drug/no-drug conditioning trials. After drug-place conditioning, morphine mice displayed robust place preference that was attenuated by 10 mg/kg cannabidiol. Further, when administered alone, this dose of cannabidiol was void of rewarding and aversive properties. The finding that cannabidiol blocks opioid reward suggests that this compound may be useful in addiction treatment settings.” #WarOnDrugs #WarOnConsciousness