June 2014 Vol. 6 Issue 6

Abstracts & Commentary

Lycopene, Tomatoes, and Prostate Cancer

by Kaycie Rosen Grigel, ND  A prospective study seeks to elucidate the relationship between lycopene and its potential role in the prevention or treatment of prostate cancer.

Do Statins Increase Risk of Breast Cancer?

by Jacob Schor, ND, FABNO  Women currently using statins who had been taking them for 10 years or longer had an 83% higher risk of getting invasive ductal carcinoma and nearly double the risk of invasive lobular carcinoma compared with women who never used statins.

Systematic Review of Fecal Microbiota Transplantation for Clostridium difficile

by Carmen Campbell, ND  A systematic review of studies on fecal microbiota transplantation for Clostridium difficile infection found that the treatment results in significant clinical resolution of symptoms.

Peer-Reviewed Articles

Iodine and Cancer

by Tina Kaczor, ND, FABNO  Iodine is an essential element in human physiology. Its role in thyroid function is well known and heavily weighted in the literature. Its putative role as an anticarcinogenic agent is just beginning to be widely appreciated. The molecular effects of iodine as well as ongoing epidemiological evidence points to its probable role in prevention of cancers through its antioxidant, antiinflammatory, prodifferentiating, and proapoptotic effects. This is particularly evident with stomach and breast cancers but may be relevant for many other cancers that have yet to be substantially studied.