We live in the age of aluminum (Al), faced with an increased exposure to this non-essential metal. While Al is ubiquitously present in the earth’s crust, it was not identified until 1808, and was only isolated in pure form in 1825. In 1886 the industrial process of smelting Al was developed (the Hall-Héroulth process), which is still the state-of-the-art technique for Al production. With the onset of World War II, Al became a key [...]
Chondrosarcoma, a malignant tumor of cartilaginous origin, is the most common of the adult primary bone cancers. Forty percent of primary bone cancers are chondrosarcoma. However as chondrosarcoma typically does not respond to radiation and chemotherapy, surgery is the main treatment [...]
Colorectal cancer is the second most deadly cancer in the United States and there is an urgent need to develop effective preventive and therapeutic strategies against it. The aim of our study was to investigate the antitumor effects of a nutrient mixture containing ascorbic acid, lysine, proline and green tea extract that has been previously demonstrated a strong anticancer activity in several cancer cell types.
In recent years, many studies have shown positive effects of vitamin D on health, including various benefits to inflammation and immune response, cognitive function, protection against metabolic syndrome and cardiovascular disease.1 Vitamin D deficiency has been closely related to the development of coronary heart disease and its mortality.
Chemotherapy and radiation are basic cancer therapies aimed at reducing tumor burden. These toxic agents destroy both malignant and normal cells thereby increasing the population of dying cells and/or tumor debris and causing other changes in the tumor microenvironment. These dead cells can act as a source of stimulants on surviving tumor cells
Glyphosate is the active ingredient of many widely used, broad-spectrum herbicides and is commonly applied as a broadleaf weedicide in commercial agriculture. Created by Monsanto in 1970 and marketed from 1974 as "Roundup", glyphosate has been used extensively across the world ever since. Although the USA remains its biggest consumer, [...]
Oxidative stress is a common source of cellular damage that is implicated in many diseases. Many people use nutritional supplements to maintain and improve their health. However, there is little information on how, or even if, popular dietary supplements improve cellular health by protecting the body from [...]
The majority of scientific and epidemiological evidence supports the beneficial effects of micronutrient supplementation on various aspects of health. However, there have also been reports that some dietary supplements and vitamins can promote the growth of cancer. Given that the popularity and use of nutritional supplements [...]
The steady increase in diabetes among children and young adults is one of the emerging health problems worldwide. This disease, characterized by impaired glucose metabolism and abnormally high blood glucose levels, has serious negative health consequences in young organisms, many of which surface later in life. [...]
Bone is a specialized connective tissue and its formation involves many steps and stages. It is a dynamic tissue that responds to many internal and external factors and adapts to changing functional conditions. Bone is composed of various types of cells and collagenous extracellular organic matrix, which is predominantly type I collagen (85–95%) that becomes hardened by the deposition of [...]