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Early Blood Test for Pancreatic Cancer

Posted Apr 18 2013 10:09pm
Posted on April 17, 2013, 6 a.m. in Cancer Diagnostics

In that in a majority of cases of pancreatic cancer, the cancer has spread (metastasized) before it is diagnosed, early detection of the disease can potentially raise treatment and survival rates.  Masaru Yoshida, from Kobe University Graduate School of Medicine (Japan), and colleagues have designed a new blood test that employs the science of metabolomics, to measure byproducts of metabolism, known as metabolites, found in the blood. The team considered the differences between the levels of metabolites in patients with and without pancreatic cancer to be a marker that identifies those with cancer, and reported that the test had a sensitivity of 71.4% and a specificity of 78.1% when it was used with patients with pancreatic cancer and patients with chronic pancreatitis.  The study authors submit that: “It is a promising method for improving the prognosis of pancreatic cancer via its early detection and accurate discrimination from chronic pancreatitis”.

Kobayashi T, Nishiumi S, Ikeda A, Yoshie T, Sakai A, Matsubara A, Izumi Y, Yoshida M, et al.  “A novel serum metabolomics-based diagnostic approach to pancreatic cancer.”  Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev. 2013 Apr;22(4):571-9.

  
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Tip #150 - Go Nuts
A number of studies have established a body of evidence linking nut consumption to potential beneficial effects for heart disease, diabetes, Alzheimer's Disease, and cancer:

Heart Disease: Researchers from Loma Linda University (California, USA) studied results of 25 nut consumption trials involving 583 men and women with normal and high cholesterol levels. Results showed that daily consumption of a small bag (67g) of nuts reduced total cholesterol by 5.1% and LDL cholesterol by 7.4%. Eating nuts was also found to reduce triglyceride levels by 10.2% in participants with blood triglyceride levels of at least 150 mg/dL, but not in those with lower levels. The benefits of nut consumption were greatest in those with high baseline LDL cholesterol levels and a low body mass index (BMI).

A team from Pennsylvania State University (Pennsylvania, USA) followed a group of 25 men and women with mildly elevated cholesterol levels, for a five-week period. One subgroup consumed an “average” American diet [33% total fat, including 11% monunsaturated fatty acids (MUFA) and 5% polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFA)] and the other subgroup ate a Macadamia nut-rich diet [33% total fat, including 18% MUFA and 5% PUFA]. In the group consuming the macadamia nut-rich diet, the ratio of total cholesterol to HDL cholesterol decreased (4.60, versus 4.90 in the group following the American diet). In addition, the macadamia nut-diet group experienced a decrease in LDL (low-density, or “bad”) cholesterol (3.14 mmol/L, versus 3.44 mmol/L in the group following the American diet).

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