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For which cancer is Almond beneficial for?

Apr 16, 2022

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Nutrition is the single most effective tool which cancer patients can control for managing cancers like Testicular Germ Cell Tumors or Monoclonal gammopathy of undetermined significance – hence it is important to identify those Foods and Supplements which are scientifically recommended for you. A frequently asked question is if foods like Almond are beneficial for cancer and along with which treatments? There is a mis-conception that all plant-based foods are good for all cancers and all of them are equal in terms of their benefits or their lack of. The reality is that some plant-based foods will be better than others for a specific type of cancer, treatments and other conditions. So Almond benefits will vary and the answer is contextual.

For example, grapefruit with certain medications is not recommended. Also spinach with some blood thinning medications can cause adverse interactions and hence intake should be reduced. For cancer, nutrition which includes food and supplements are important decisions which need to be made.

So are there types of cancer where Almond has more benefits? Yes! Almond is beneficial for Monoclonal gammopathy of undetermined significance patients taking Lenalidomide treatment. But has adverse interactions for Testicular Germ Cell Tumors patients on Ifosfamide treatment.

For Monoclonal gammopathy of undetermined significance along with Lenalidomide – biochemical pathways like P53 Signaling, Angiogenesis, NFKB Signaling, Hypoxia (HIF1 Signaling) and WNT Betacatenin Signaling are potential drivers of the disease. Almond has active ingredients which can manipulate these biochemical pathways to reduce the disease drivers and hence are scientifically beneficial. But for Testicular Germ Cell Tumors along with Ifosfamide – biochemical pathways like Oxidative Stress, DNA Repair (Homology Directed Repair), DNA Repair (Base Excision Repair), Cell Cycle (Proliferation) and DNA Repair (Global Genome Nucleotide Excision Repair) are potential drivers of the disease. Almond has active ingredients which can increase disease drivers like Oxidative Stress, DNA Repair (Homology Directed Repair), DNA Repair (Base Excision Repair), Cell Cycle (Proliferation) and DNA Repair (Global Genome Nucleotide Excision Repair) and hence intake should be reduced.

Similarly, eating Almond can have scientific benefits for healthy individuals who have a gene mutation in MLH1 which suggests potential risk of cancer. This is because of biochemical pathways P53 Signaling, Lipid Metabolism (Arachidonic Acid Metabolism), Stem Cell Signaling, Estrogen Signaling and Growth Factor Signaling (EGFR Signaling). But reduce intake of Almond when at genetic risk of cancer due to mutation of gene CREBBP due to its manipulation of biochemical pathways Histone/Protein Acetylation causing cancer drivers to increase.

The takeaway being – for Testicular Germ Cell Tumors, Monoclonal gammopathy of undetermined significance and other cancers individual conditions can influence if foods like Almond are recommended or not. As conditions like ongoing treatments, supplements, habits and other conditions change; the nutrition plan must be re-designed and personalized. Whether Testicular Germ Cell Tumors or Monoclonal gammopathy of undetermined significance or other cancer types -, current treatments and supplements, age, gender, weight, height, lifestyle and genetic conditions are also key decision factors for creating a personalized nutrition plan.



Why is the choice of foods important for cancer?

Foods like Almond typically contain more than one active ingredient at varying concentrations. Each of these active ingredients like Geraniin has a unique molecular biological mechanism of action. Cancer like most diseases is driven by specific biochemical pathways and molecular interventions of the pathway can be beneficial or create adverse interactions. Hence for Testicular Germ Cell Tumors, Monoclonal gammopathy of undetermined significance and other cancers there is a need to personalize which foods and supplements to take and regularly evaluate if foods like Almond are recommended or not.

Almond for Monoclonal gammopathy of undetermined significance taking Lenalidomide Almond for Testicular Germ Cell Tumors with Ifosfamide treatment

So some of the example questions one may have related to Almond can be: Is Almond beneficial for me? Should I eat it when at genetic cancer risk due to mutation of gene CREBBP? Should I eat Almond when a mutation of a gene MLH1 is identified? Should I eat Almond when diagnosed with Testicular Germ Cell Tumors? Should I eat Almond when diagnosed with Monoclonal gammopathy of undetermined significance? Should I eat Almond when on Ifosfamide treatment? Should I continue eating Almond if my treatment changes from Ifosfamide to Lenalidomide? Are the implications of taking Almond in Monoclonal gammopathy of undetermined significance the same as Testicular Germ Cell Tumors? And so on.

Almond and cancer

Almonds are one of the most commonly consumed tree nuts. They are highly nutritious, rich in antioxidants and have many health benefits. Following are some of the potential health benefits of almonds:

Almond contains many active ingredients like Geraniin, Quercetin, Salicylic Acid, Linolenic Acid, Beta-sitosterol and many other Bioactives at different concentrations. The molecular pathways which are regulated by Almond include Oxidative Stress, P53 Signaling, Angiogenesis, Histone/Protein Acetylation, Lipid Metabolism (Arachidonic Acid Metabolism) and many others. These cellular pathways directly or indirectly influence cancer molecular endpoints like growth, spread and death. Because of this biological relationship – for cancer, choosing foods like Almond and supplements is an important decision to be made. And not necessarily the same food choices are scientifically best for all individuals.

Include Almond in my nutrition?

The answer to the question “Which Foods to Eat” and “Which Foods to Reduce Intake of” is dependent on multiple factors. Just like the same treatment does not work for every cancer patient, based on individual context the Almond may have scientific benefits or have adverse interactions. Along with which cancer – the ongoing treatments, supplements, lifestyle habits, height, weight, allergies and food preferences are all factors influencing answers to the question.

1. Any benefits of Almond for Testicular Germ Cell Tumors with Ifosfamide treatment?

Testicular Germ Cell Tumors is known to have mutations in gene like KIT, KRAS and PTMA and others which together cause biochemical pathway changes in Oxidative Stress, DNA Repair (Homology Directed Repair), DNA Repair (Base Excision Repair), Cell Cycle (Proliferation) and DNA Repair (Global Genome Nucleotide Excision Repair). A cancer treatment like Ifosfamide has molecular action on a unique set of biochemical pathways . The treatment intent is to have a good overlap with the cancer driving pathways and reduce the disease drivers. In such conditions foods which can scientifically cancel out the treatment effect by reducing the overlap between the cancer driving pathways and treatment are candidates for reducing intake of or completely avoid. For example – in the case of Testicular Germ Cell Tumors and treatment Ifosfamide – Almond is not recommended. Almond impacts pathways or processes like Oxidative Stress which can negate the effects of the treatment.

2. Any benefits of Almond for Monoclonal gammopathy of undetermined significance with Lenalidomide treatment?

Monoclonal gammopathy of undetermined significance is defined and driven by specific genetic mutations like LATS2, ZMYM2 and CDK8 leading to biochemical pathway changes in P53 Signaling, Angiogenesis, NFKB Signaling, Hypoxia (HIF1 Signaling) and WNT Betacatenin Signaling. Also treatments like Lenalidomide have molecular action on a unique set of biochemical pathways. Almond should be considered for Monoclonal gammopathy of undetermined significance while on Lenalidomide treatment. Almond impacts pathways or processes like P53 Signaling and Angiogenesis which can either reduce drivers of Monoclonal gammopathy of undetermined significance and/or improve Lenalidomide treatment effect.

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3. Any benefits of Almond for gene CREBBP associated cancer genetic risk?

Many companies offer gene panel tests for evaluating genetic risk to different cancers. These panels cover genes like CREBBP and many others associated with high prevalence cancers of breast, ovary, uterus, prostate and gastrointestinal system and others. The intent of the genetic testing of CREBBP is for diagnosis and/or to find out any potential risk factors for cancer. CREBBP mutation causes biochemical pathways or processes like Histone/Protein Acetylation to get impacted. Cancer molecular endpoints like apoptosis, proliferation and spread are impacted by pathways like Histone/Protein Acetylation. Intake of foods like Almond should be reduced when there is a mutation of CREBBP for risk of Follicular Lymphoma and Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma. Almond impacts pathways or processes like Histone/Protein Acetylation and creates adverse effects with CREBBP mutation.

4. Any benefits of Almond for gene MLH1 associated cancer genetic risk?

MLH1 is also one of many genes available in panels for cancer risk testing. MLH1 mutation causes biochemical pathways or processes like P53 Signaling, Lipid Metabolism (Arachidonic Acid Metabolism), Stem Cell Signaling, Estrogen Signaling and Growth Factor Signaling (EGFR Signaling) to get impacted. Cancer molecular endpoints like apoptosis, proliferation and spread are impacted by pathways like P53 Signaling, Lipid Metabolism (Arachidonic Acid Metabolism), Stem Cell Signaling, Estrogen Signaling and Growth Factor Signaling (EGFR Signaling). Intake of foods like Almond should be considered when Colon cancer risk is identified due to gene MLH1 mutation. Almond impacts biochemical pathways or processes like P53 Signaling and Lipid Metabolism (Arachidonic Acid Metabolism) associated with genetic risk to MLH1 mutation.

* Other Factors Included Like BMI, Lifestyle Habits, Treatments

In Conclusion

Personalized nutrition planning for cancer can inform if foods like Almond are recommended or not. Nutrition is the single most effective tool which cancer patients can control and nutrition decisions are dependent on questions like “Is Almond beneficial for me?”

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