Angiogenesis and the Thyroid

Angiogenesis and the Thyroid

It is well established that solid tumor and nodular growth is dependent upon angiogenesis, the growth of new blood vessels. Angiogenesis is a critical step in the development of all known cancers, and its inhibition may help in the avoidance and suppression of tumor growth, progression, and metastases (cells spreading).

Antiangiogenic therapy represents a new approach to the early intervention and prevention of malignant disease. Although antiangiogenic drugs are now available for many advanced malignancies, cost and toxicity considerations preclude their broad use for cancer prevention.

In both hyper and hypo thyroid states, swelling and nodules can occur from inflammation, Iodine deficiency, autoimmunity and thyroidcancer. In conjunction with personal integrated treatments and the appropriate health assessment and testing, dietary management can support and prevent many angiogenesis related conditions.

Potent antiangiogenic molecules have now been identified in dietary sources, suggesting that a rationally designed antiangiogenic diet could provide a safe, widely available, and practical strategy for preventing tumourous growths fed by angiogenesis. This information is supported by the scientific, epidemiologic, and clinical evidence supporting the role of an antiangiogenic diet for cancer prevention. A number of well-known chemopreventive agents have antiangiogenic properties in vivo and in vitro (test tubes and people).

It is important to note that the thyroid is not the only gland that needs this nutritional support and key nutrients. Other glandular tissue such a breast, ovarian, uterine, adrenal, lymphatic and prostate require similar prevention, treatment and support. If your body has developed cysts, fibroids, swelling or nodules any of these areas it is common to have these same states in your thyroid. Women’s bodies contain more of these organs competing for nutrients, and women have a statistically higher rate of Thyroid and glandular conditions.

Chronic inflammation is a known risk factor for both cardiovascular disease and many types of cancer. Inflammatory cells create an attractive environment for tumor growth, facilitate cell proliferation and angiogenesis, and promote genetic instability in cancer cells. Markers of inflammation, such as interleukin-2, C-reactive protein, and tumor necrosis factor-µ, have been associated with cancer risk in prospective studies

References

The Angiogenesis Foundation (http://www.angio.org/)

Eat to Defeat Cancer (http://www.eattobeat.org/food) Dr. William Li, Medical Director

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Article excerpts

  1. Solid tumor and nodular growth is dependent upon angiogenesis, the growth of new blood vessels.

  2. Angiogenesis is a critical step in the development of all known cancers

  3. Antiangiogenic therapy represents a new approach to the early intervention and prevention of malignant disease.

  4. In both hyper and hypo thyroid states, swelling and nodules can occur from inflammation, Iodine deficiency, autoimmunity and thyroidcancer.

  5. Dietary management can support and prevent many angiogenesis related conditions.

  6. Potent antiangiogenic molecules have now been identified in dietary sources

  7. Rationally designed antiangiogenic diet provide a safe, widely available, and practical strategy for preventing tumourous growths.

  8. Antiangiogenic diets are supported by the scientific, epidemiologic, and clinical evidence

  9. A number of well-known chemopreventive agents have antiangiogenic properties

  10. The thyroid is not the only gland that needs this nutritional support and key nutrients

  11. Other glandular tissue such a breast, ovarian, uterine, adrenal, lymphatic and prostate require similar treatment to the thyroid

  12. If your body has developed cysts, fibroids, swelling or nodules any of these areas it is common to have these same states in your thyroid.

  13. Women’s bodies contain more of these organs competing for thyroid nutrients, and women have a statistically higher rate of Thyroid and glandular conditions.

  14. Chronic inflammation is a known risk factor for both cardiovascular disease and many types of cancer.

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