Posts Tagged ‘caffeine’

Interviews with Dr Jacob Teitelbaum (Fibromalgia, CFS, Alzheimers) and Kristin Mallon (Midwifery) Now Available for Listening.

Sunday, September 30th, 2012

Guests on the show yesterday were Dr. Jacob Teitelbaum (left) and Kristin mallon (right).

Dr Teitelbaum is one of the leading authorities on fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome and has written best selling books, appeared on major radio and television programs and spoken internationally. More information is available at: http://www.endfatigue.com

Kristin Mallon is a certified nurse midwife with a masters in nursing and is in private practice in northern new Jersey and is a published author and breastfeeding counselor. More information is available at: http://www.njmidwifery.com

Enjoy the interview below:

Are Exercise and Caffeine Protective Against Sun Exposure Skin Cancer?

Friday, April 13th, 2012

A new study reported at the American Association of Cancer Research last week concluded that the combined effects of exercise and caffeine consumption may prevent skin cancer and also prevent inflammation related to other obesity-linked diseases. These results were found in a mouse model study but the researcher believes  “we may extrapolate these findings to humans and anticipates that we we would benefit from these combination treatments as well.”

Using mice at high risk of developing skin cancer researchers evaluated the effects of caffeine and exercise and found that mice that took a dose of caffeine and exercised on a running wheel had 62% fewer skin tumors. In addition, the volume of tumors also decreased by 85% compared with mice that did not exercise or take caffeine.  Positive effects were also found for either intervention alone but to a lesser degree.  Findings were a 27% reduction in skin tumors for caffeine only mice and a 61% reduction in tumor size. They found the tumor activity was reduced by 35% and the tumor volume by 70% in exercise-only mice. They also found that combined exercise and caffeine reduced weight and inflammation when mice were fed a high-fat diet of omega-6 fatty acid-rich  foods for two weeks.  These results were again higher when the two interventions were combined than with either one alone.

Enjoy Your Coffee Caffeine On Your Skin- It May Prevent Some Skin Cancers

Thursday, September 8th, 2011

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A new study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Science discussed the mechanism of how caffeine might protect against certain skin cancers and that could lead to better sunscreens. Suspecting that the response of a gene called ATR that is suppressed when caffeine molecules are around might be involved in the protective role of caffeine, researchers created genetically modified mice whose ATR genes were deficient and then exposed them to ultraviolet light until they developed skin cancer. After 19 weeks of IV exposure, they found that these mice developed 69% fewer tumors than those that had fully functioning ATR genes. In addition, the tumors in the genetically modified mice developed three weeks later than in the control group. After 34 weeks of UV exposure, all mice developed tumors, mainly a non-melanoma type called squamous cell carcinoma (SCC). They concluded ” All of this suggests the possibility that caffeine, possibly (ap0plied to the skin)), would have an inhibitory effect on sunlight induced skin cancer.”