bladder cancer

  1. Fruit antioxidants prevent signs of bladder cancer

    Fruit beats bladder cancer

    They say cancer doesn't discriminate, but that's not really true. Some cancers strike younger people... while others hit with age. Some cancers are more common in women... while others hit men harder.

    Bladder cancer is one of the forms of disease that can strike nearly anyone, but signs of bladder cancer are more common in older people and deadlier in women.

    And if you're a woman -- especially an older woman -- I've got some news today that can turn the tables and bring that risk back down, and all you have to do is eat more fruits and vegetables.

    More specifically, you want to look for the yellow and orange stuff -- bananas and oranges, of course, as well peppers, squash, carrots, melons, sweet potatoes and more.

    A diet rich in these fruits and veggies will cut your risk of showing signs of bladder cancer in half, according to the latest research.

    The secret is in the nutrients -- specifically the antioxidants found in fresh produce. In fact, women with the highest intake of the antioxidant vitamins A, C and E also have the same reduced risk for signs of bladder cancer, according to the new study.

    That's not a coincidence -- that's the power of antioxidants at work.

    If there's any downside here, it's that the study finds no reduction in risk for men -- but don't use that as an excuse to pass on the produce.

    These same nutrients can help protect you in so many other ways than just reducing signs of bladder cancer.

    Don't limit yourself to the yellows and oranges. Everyone loves a rainbow, right? Make one on your table and include produce in every color, as they're all rich in different -- and essential -- nutrients.

    And as I have explained before, a little extra fruit of any color can even help slash your risk of diabetes.

  2. Generic Actos could put millions at risk

    New generic diabetes drug is trouble waiting to happen

    Millions of diabetics are about to take a huge gamble, a roll of the dice that could end in death by a particularly horrible disease.

    You'd think the FDA would be trying to protect them from that risk -- but they're the ones rolling the dice, signing off on a generic version of the diabetes drug Actos to make it available to millions of new patients.

    Many of them will make the switch simply because it's newer -- and newer drugs are better, right?

    Wrong. In this case, dead wrong -- because Actos users have a much higher risk of bladder cancer, a cancer so deadly it kills half the patients who get it within five years.

    The shock of it is that the feds are completely aware of the dangers. They read the same studies I do -- like the one that recently found that Actos users are 83 percent more likely get bladder cancer.

    That's overall, by the way. The more you take, the higher the risk -- eventually skyrocketing to 2.5 times in patients who take the highest cumulative dose.

    It just makes no sense to make Actos available to more people, especially when you consider how dangerous the drug is even without those links to bladder cancer.

    Remember Avandia, the diabetes drug in the same class that was pulled from the market for its risk of death by heart attack and heart failure? Well, some studies have found that Actos packs some very similar heart risks.

    Yet Avandia is gone and Actos is not only still here, but about to go generic.

    If you're diabetic yourself, I know how tough it can be. I know you feel like you have to constantly choose between a bad treatment and one that's even worse.

    But you don't have to make that choice anymore.

    You CAN beat this disease and reduce or even eliminate your drugs completely, and I can help make it happen.

  3. Actos risks highlighted in lawsuit over diabetes drug

    A new lawsuit accuses the makers of Actos of hiding data on the diabetes drug's heart and cancer risks, giving diabetics a new reason to turn to natural help.

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