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Scientists ID 40 Natural Cancer Fighters

Wednesday, 29 Aug 2012 12:29 PM


More than 40 plant-based compounds have been identified that can turn on genes that slow the spread of cancer, according to new research by Washington State University scientists.
The first-of-its-kind study – led by WSU College of Pharmacy professor Gary Meadows and published in the journal Cancer and Metastasis Reviews – is based on research that has identified substances that act as tumor “suppressor genes” – those that drive genetic processes that slow the progression of the disease.
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According to Meadows’ analysis, dozens of compounds – including amino acids, vitamin D, ethanol, ginseng extract, the tomato carotenoid lycopene, the turmeric component curcumin, pomegranate juice, and fish oil – have all been shown to affect genes involved in breast, colorectal, prostate, skin, lung and other cancers.
The findings, he said, indicate diet, nutrients and plant-based chemicals appear to be opening many avenues of attack.
"We're always looking for a magic bullet," he said. "Well, there are lots of magic bullets out there in what we eat and associated with our lifestyle. We just need to take advantage of those. And they can work together."
He added that the number of studies connecting nutrients and cancer “suppressor genes” suggests a need for more deliberate research into the genes. He also said new research in this area should play an important role in the shift from preventing cancer to living with it and keeping it from spreading.
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