Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Fruit compound fights head and neck cancer

Fruit compound fights head and neck cancer - Yahoo! News
"Lupeol, a compound in fruits like mangoes, grapes and strawberries, appears to be effective in killing and curbing the spread of cancer cells in the head and neck...lupeol worked most effectively with chemotherapy drugs and had almost no side effects, scientists at the University of Hong Kong..."It can suppress the movement of cancer cells and suppress their growth and it is found to be even more effective than conventional drugs (eg. cisplatin)," said Anthony Yuen..."From the animal models, not only did it suppress the spread, the tumor got smaller. Compared to conventional drugs, lupeol reduced the size of the tumor far faster"..."It may be possible to use (lupeol) in other cancers because it is able to suppress the NFkB protien, which is activated in many cancers like prostate cancer, breast cancer, liver cancer,""

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