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Robert W.

Irvine, California
Dr. Wascher is a surgical oncologist, a professor of surgery, and an author who has written about numerous health-related topics. Dr. Wascher is the author of the landmark evidence-based book, "A Cancer Prevention Guide for the Human Race."  Dr. Wascher also authors a weekly online global health update, at http://doctorwascher.com.
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Sweet Potato Greens and Prostate Cancer by Robert W. Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer   As I discuss in my bestselling evidence-based book,   A Cancer Prevention Guide for the Human Race, even conservative clinical research assessments strongly suggest t ... Read on »
Orlistat (Alli or Xenical) Significantly Reduces Obesity by Robert W. Posted in: Blog Posts in Obesity Approximately two-thirds of the population in the United States is overweight, while at least a third of all people are obese.  Excess weight has clearly been linked to se ... Read on »
Physicians and Mental Illness by Robert W. Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health While physicians are less likely than the general population to die from heart disease or cancer, we doctors are significantly more likely to die from suicide than ou ... Read on »
Oxytocin Gene Variations May Determine Kindness by Robert W. Posted in: Blog Posts in Happiness A fascinating new study reveals how profoundly our genetic make-up can influence not only our personality and behavior, but the perceptions that others (including stranger ... Read on »
Dietary Fiber and Colon and Rectal Cancer Prevention by Robert W. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating For many years, it was widely believed that a diet rich in fiber, and rich in fresh fruits and vegetables in particular, significantly reduced the risk of developing color ... Read on »
Aspirin May Reduce the Risk of Deadly Pancreatic Cancer by Robert W. Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer   The recent tragic death of Steve Jobs, of Apple fame, due to a rare form of pancreatic cancer has once again focused public attention on one of the deadliest forms of ... Read on »
Clonidine and the Antidepressant Effexor Both Reduce Hot Flashes by Robert W. Posted in: Blog Posts in Women's Health The modern management of breast cancer often includes “hormonal therapy,” in which medications that block the effects of estrogen, or decrease the amount of estrogen manufactu ... Read on »
New Research Says that Chocolate DECREASES Cardiovascular Disease Risk and Diabetes by Robert W. Posted in: Blog Posts in Heart Health   Cocoa, from which chocolate is made, is known to be rich in flavonol antioxidants, as well as other compounds that appear to reduce the risk of developing the cholest ... Read on »
Lifestyle and Diet Modifications Reduce Erectile Dysfunction (ED) by Robert W. Posted in: Blog Posts in Men's Health   As I discuss in my book,  A Cancer Prevention Guide for the Human Race, evidence-based lifestyle and diet modifications can dramatically reduce your lifetime risk of ... Read on »
Ginger May Prevent Prostate Cancer by Robert W. Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer   As I discuss in my book,  A Cancer Prevention Guide for the Human Race, there is a growing body of research evidence demonstrating potent cancer properties associated ... Read on »
Lifestyle, Diet and Diabetes Risk by Robert W. Posted in: Blog Posts in Diabetes Type 2 Along with the incidence of obesity, the incidence of diabetes has recently skyrocketed in the United States and around the world.  The list of health complication ... Read on »
Cell Phone Use in Children and Teens and Brain Tumor Risk by Robert W. Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health   A possible link between cell phone use and brain tumor risk continues to cause concern among cancer experts.    However, because it would be unethical to intentionall ... Read on »
Vitamin D May Significantly Decrease Breast Cancer Risk by Robert W. Posted in: Blog Posts in Breast Cancer   As I discuss in detail in my recent book,  A Cancer Prevention Guide for the Human Race, there is considerable research evidence linking low Vitamin D levels in the b ... Read on »
Even 15 Minutes of Exercise Per Day Reduces Death Risk by Robert W. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living   As I discuss in detail in my recent book,  A Cancer Prevention Guide for the Human Race, regular exercise not only decreases the risk of cardiovascular disease, obesi ... Read on »
Soy (Isoflavones), Osteoporosis, and the Symptoms of Menopause by Robert W. Posted in: Blog Posts in Menopause   As I discuss in detail in my recent book,  A Cancer Prevention Guide for the Human Race, combination hormone replacement therapy (HRT) for the symptoms of menopause h ... Read on »
Aspirin May Prevent Pancreatic Cancer by Robert W. Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer   Pancreatic cancer is a relatively rare form of cancer (fewer than two percent of adults in the United States will ever be diagnosed with this form of cancer).   Howev ... Read on »
Green Tea Significantly Reduces LDL (Bad Cholesterol) by Robert W. Posted in: Blog Posts in Heart Health   The cultivation and consumption of tea has continued, uninterrupted, for at least 12,000 years, based upon documentation from China.    Today, tea is the most commonl ... Read on »
Obesity, Alcohol, Smoking and Breast Cancer Risk by Robert W. Posted in: Blog Posts in Breast Cancer   As I discuss in detail in my recent book,  A Cancer Prevention Guide for the Human Race, there are several important lifestyle and dietary factors that have been link ... Read on »
Acetaminophen (Tylenol) May Prevent Prostate Cancer by Robert W. Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer   ACETAMINOPHEN (TYLENOL) MAY PREVENT PROSTATE CANCER   As I note in my recent book,  A Cancer Prevention Guide for the Human Race, chronic inflammation is tho ... Read on »
Drug and Medical Device Company Advertising to Physicians by Robert W. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy   The information in this column is intended for informational purposes only, and does not constitute medical advice or recommendations by the author.  Please con ... Read on »