Metformin shows potential for extending longevity. Coffee prevents cancer resurgence. Breast milk builds immunity. Acupuncture reduces inflammation. Sandalwood oil can kill cancer cells.

Every week we discover inspiring, informative, and sometimes shocking health-related news. From new studies to insightful analysis, here is what you need to know this week:

  • Metformin has promising potential for its longevity and anti-aging properties. Dr. Lipman takes a deep dive into the mechanisms and benefits of metformin. Frank Lipman M.D.
  • Coffee consumption reduced the chance of cancer relapse for those treated for intestinal cancer. A new study from the Netherlands indicates that cancer patients who drink 3-5 cups of coffee a day had 37% less chance of cancer relapse and had lower all-cause mortality than non-coffee drinkers. International Journal of Cancer
  • Colostrum has been shown to have long-term immunity benefits for babies. Colostrum, the first type of breast milk that a baby consumes after birth, reduces susceptibility to infections weeks and even months after initial feeding. Allergy
  • Acupuncture may reduce levels of inflammatory proteins called cytokines. New research indicates that people treated with acupuncture had up to 43% reduced risk of ischemic stroke during the study period. BMJ Open
  • Sandalwood oil has been linked to prostate cancer prevention. A key ingredient found in sandalwood oil, alpha-santalol, was shown to decrease cancer cell proliferation and induce cancer cell death. Phytomedicine Plus