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Ginger study shows anti-tumour power

Ginger is well known as an effective natural remedy for treating nausea related to both motion sickness and morning sickness. In a new study, a pungent compound of ginger called [6]-gingerol, known to have potent antibacterial and anti-inflammatory activities, was investigated for its possible anticancer potential. Researchers at the College of Natural Sciences, Yonsei University [...]

Ginger study shows anti-tumour power 2015-09-09T13:49:26+00:00

Ginkgo studied for anticancer effect

Researchers at Georgetown University Medical Center say an extract of Ginkgo biloba reduces the risk of aggressive cancer in animal experiments. The investigators report that treating mice with Ginkgo biloba both before and after implanting human breast or brain tumours slowed the growth of the breast tumours by 80% as long as the extract was [...]

Ginkgo studied for anticancer effect 2015-09-09T13:49:26+00:00

The Tomato Effect: Lycopene curbs cancer cell growth

Lycopene is a nutrient found in tomatoes and other fruits that has been researched for its preventative effects in both cardiovascular disease and cancer. A recent study published in the Journal of Medicinal Food demonstrated that lycopene supplements decreased the proliferation of prostate cancer cells. Researchers treated human prostate cancer cells with a lycopene supplement [...]

The Tomato Effect: Lycopene curbs cancer cell growth 2015-09-09T13:49:27+00:00

Tea Targets Cancer: Green tea extract potential anti-cancer agent

A study on bladder cancer cell lines showed that green tea extract has potential as an anti-cancer agent, proving for the first time that it is able to target cancer cells while leaving healthy cells alone. The study also uncovered more about how green tea extract works to counteract the development of cancer, said Jian [...]

Tea Targets Cancer: Green tea extract potential anti-cancer agent 2015-09-09T13:49:28+00:00

Is Omega-3 Anticancer? Study finds breast cancer benefits when combined with drug

Omega-3, the fatty acid found in oily fish, could be combined with a commonly used anesthetic to develop drugs to treat breast cancer, according to researchers. Compounds of omega-3 fatty acids and propofol reduce the ability of breast cancer cells to develop into malignant tumours, inhibiting cancer cell migration by 50% and significantly reducing their [...]

Is Omega-3 Anticancer? Study finds breast cancer benefits when combined with drug 2015-09-09T13:49:28+00:00

Herb Compound Used to Kill Cancer Cells: Wormwood derivative highly successful

Researchers at the University of Washington have blended the past with the present in the fight against cancer, synthesizing a promising new compound from an ancient Chinese remedy. The substance, artemisinin, is derived from the wormwood plant and has been used in China since ancient times to treat malaria. Earlier work by Henry Lai and [...]

Herb Compound Used to Kill Cancer Cells: Wormwood derivative highly successful 2015-09-09T13:49:29+00:00

Beans Beat Cancer: Inositol compound inhibits tumour growth

Scientists have discovered a new and potent anti-cancer compound in everyday food. The collaborative study led by University College London shows that the compound - inositol pentakisphosphate - found in beans, nuts and cereals inhibits a key enzyme involved in tumour growth. The findings suggest that a diet enriched in such foods could help prevent [...]

Beans Beat Cancer: Inositol compound inhibits tumour growth 2018-02-15T15:53:08+00:00

Anticancer Berry? Cranberry compounds inhibit breast cancer cells

Canadian researchers report that isolated compounds in cranberries called flavonoids may inhibit the growth of breast cancer cells, when consumed in sufficient concentrations. These naturally occurring flavonoids may also help prevent other forms of cancer, including cancers of the prostate, colon, lung and brain. The study was led by Peter Ferguson of the University of [...]

Anticancer Berry? Cranberry compounds inhibit breast cancer cells 2018-02-15T15:53:08+00:00

Vitamin Protects from Lung Disease: Researcher finds link between vitamin A and emphysema

While studying the relationship between vitamin A and lung inflammation, a Kansas State University researcher made a surprising discovery - a link between vitamin A and emphysema in smokers. Richard Baybutt, associate professor of human nutrition, said his research could have a number of implications. Baybutt’s previous research had shown that rats fed a vitamin [...]

Vitamin Protects from Lung Disease: Researcher finds link between vitamin A and emphysema 2015-09-09T13:50:27+00:00

The E Factor: Gamma-tocopherol, form of vitamin E, has anticancer power

The form of vitamin E found in many plant seeds might halt the growth of prostate and lung cancer cells, according to a Purdue University study. A team led by Qing Jiang has found that gamma-tocopherol, which occurs naturally in walnuts, pecans, sesame seeds, and in corn and sesame oils, inhibits the proliferation of lab-cultured [...]

The E Factor: Gamma-tocopherol, form of vitamin E, has anticancer power 2018-02-15T15:53:09+00:00

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