A new study finds that in the process of digestion of such green vegetables as kale, cabbage, and broccoli a protein, known as aryl hydrocarbon receptor (AhR), is activated that reduces gut inflammation and prevents the colon form of cancer.
For the study, a team of researchers analyzed genetically modified mice that were not able to produce or activate AhR in their intestines. These rodents developed gut inflammation that led to bowel cancer, while those animals who were fed with green vegetables didn’t develop gut inflammation.
Lead author of the study Dr. Amina Metidji says: “Interestingly when mice whose cancer was already developing were switched to the [green vegetable]-enriched diet, they ended up with significantly fewer tumors which were also more benign. It’s not just fiber in vegetables that reduces the risk of bowel cancer.”
A new study from Brazil demonstrates how resveratrol, the chemical compound in grapes and red wine, may have anticancer properties and prevent cancer, especially breast cancer.
A team of researchers carried out immunofluorescence colocalization assays to test the efficacy of resveratrol on breast cancer cell lines that had different p53 mutations and on breast cancer cells with normal p53.
The tests showed that resveratrol inhibited the aggregation of p53 in both human breast cancer cells and in the rodents’ tumors.
The authors of the study conclude: “This study provides evidence that resveratrol directly modulates p53 and enhances our understanding of the mechanisms involved in p53 aggregation as a therapeutic strategy for cancer treatment. Our data indicate that resveratrol is a highly promising lead compound targeted against mutant p53 aggregation.”
Researchers from Switzerland are working on creating a prototype of biometrical implant that could alert those who wear it to the presence of cancer at the early stages.
The implant consists of genetic components that are incorporated into body cells. When this implant is placed under the patient’s skin, it is able to monitor blood calcium levels. According to the previous studies, the 30% of individuals with cancer have an elevated calcium concentration in their systems.
If the calcium levels rapidly rise, melanin would flood the genetically modified cells and will make it look like a brown mole. Thus, a person that has such a biometrical tattoo will be alerted sooner than obvious signs of cancer appear.
Our diets may have the potential to help prevent cancer. Nutritionists explain what foods are good for a cancer awareness diet and their properties to boost the immune system. According to the World Cancer Research Fund, 20% of all cancers are associated with the poor nutrition and body fatness. Here are 10 foods you should integrate into your diet to boost your immune system and prevent cancer:
Green, red, orange, yellow, and purple vegetables can help the body with natural defenses.
Leafy greens and cruciferous vegetables are rich in immune-boosting nutrients such as vitamin C and beta-carotene.
Onions and garlic to detox the body.
Orange and yellow fruits and vegetable to protect the immunity.
Red colored fruits and vegetables to reduce cell division in prostate cancer.
Herbs and spices which include anti-inflammatory agents.
Fermented and probiotic foods to help nutrient absorption and probiotic levels.
Nuts and seeds contain cancer-protective components such as oleic acid.
Green tea contains a protective compound able to inhibit tumor invasion and angiogenesis.
A blood test will help detect cancer 10 years before the onset of symptoms. The projected release date of the test in the mass market – in 5 years.
Swansea University experts found that mutations occuring in erythrocytes, are the first sign of cancer and appear long before any visible symptoms of the disease. Scientists have developed a simple test that detects mutations, and may indicate the presence of cancerous mutations in a few hours.
The first test trials were conducted on patients suffering from esophageal cancer. However, scientists believe – testing of patients with other types of cancer will be also successful. The test can be compared with a detector of mutations – smoke does not always indicates a fire, but it is a clear indication of danger so a mutation suggests that there are sensitive areas in body.