Wednesday, March 6, 2013

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Cancer killing fruits

Texas researchers have found that extracts from peaches and plums killed breast cancer cells, even the most aggressive kinds. Not only did the cancerous cells die, but also no nearby healthy cells were affected. A targeted kill by fleshy fruit.
The study suggests that two polyphenols benefits (plant-based chemicals) are responsible for the cancer cell deaths. It was published recently in the “Journal of Agriculture and Food Chemistry.” The phenols are organic compounds that occur specifically in fruits. They are slightly acidic and may be associated with traits such as aroma, taste or color.

Researchers used extracts from two everyday fruits: the  peach; and the plum. The extracts killed even the most aggressive cancer cell, but left normal cells alone, which is very significant. 


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