US Study: Bitter Melon May Help Fight Cancer

A new study from Saint Louis University in Missouri, US, suggests that extract of bitter melon, a vegetable relative to cucumber and zucchini, may help fight cancer.US Study Bitter Melon May Help Fight Cancer

For the study, a team of scientists conducted laboratory experiments using a mouse model. They used bitter melon extract on various kinds of cancer cells, such as breast, prostate, and head and neck cancer cells. The experiments showed that this extract may prevent the spread of cancer.

Prof. Ratna Ray, a lead researcher of the study: “Natural products play a critical role in the discovery and development of numerous drugs for the treatment of various types of deadly diseases, including cancer. Therefore, the use of natural products as preventive medicine is becoming increasingly important.”

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