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Assessing the Benefit-Risk Ratio of Nitrates
By Robert A. Nagourney, MD
Many readers may have come across a recent report linking the consumption of processed meats (sausage, bacon cold cuts, etc.) to the incidence of pancreatic cancer. Intriguingly, the higher risk seemed to only apply to men and not women. The...
Vitamin D and Cancer
By Robert A. Nagourney, MD
A report issued earlier this year (available on Medscape once you register) on Vitamin D levels in breast cancer, identified...
The Bad News is, You're Going to Survive
By Robert A. Nagourney, MD
There is a common tendency on the part of cancer patients, upon receiving their diagnosis, is to act as if their life is over...
A New Wrinkle on an Old Remedy - Grape Seeds & Epigenetics
By Robert A. Nagourney, MD
For many years, naturopaths and health-conscious individuals have recommended the consumption of grape seed extracts. Chemical...
Does Anyone Deserve to get Cancer?
By Robert A. Nagourney, MD
It was not long ago that cancer carried a painful stigma. Patients afflicted with this terrible disease not only suffered with...
The Role of Natural Products in the Treatment of Cancer
By Robert A. Nagourney, MD
Cancer medicine utilizes small molecules as therapeutics. Many compounds in use today are derivatives of plant alkaloids. Among...
Garlic, Wine and Chocolate – Nutrition and Cancer
By Robert A. Nagourney, MD
One of my most popular lectures is titled: Garlic, Wine and Chocolate. Not surprisingly, almost everyone likes to have a...

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