Red Wine Kills Cancer Cells
Researchers from Rochester, England for the first prove that a kind of natural antioxidants found in grape skins and red wine can help destroy cancer cells.
In research published in the journal Advances in Experimental Medicine Biology as well as the March issue revealed that these antioxidants are able to kill pancreatic cancer cells penetrate through the main energy source of cells called mitochondria and weakening its
Research also revealed that when the pancreatic cancer cells is ¨ ¨ attacked via methods of antioxidants, resveratol and radiation, the combination resulted in dead cells called apoptosis. The existence of dead cancer cells, according to researchers indicate achievement of the goal of cancer therapy.
¨ This research has implications for many of the patients. The challenge now is finding the right concentration and how antioxidants work in the cells. We have discovered an important part of the equation, ° said Paul Okunieff, MD, director of Radiation Oncology Cancer Center James P. Wilmot at the University of Rochester Medical Center.
Although red wine consumption during chemotherapy or radiation treatment has not been examined further, these two types of treatment efforts did not result in contraindication. In other words, if a patient has already drink red wine in moderate doses, most doctors will not suggest to stop during treatment.
¨ Resveratrol seems to have a therapeutic benefit by making growth cells become more sensitive to radiation and making normal tissue is more sensitive, ° firmly Okunieff.
On the advice of a young scientist in his lab, Okunieff began research with resveratrol as a growth test in order to become more sensitive. He then found a connection with the mitochondria which provide continuous supply of energy to cells. Theoretically, by stopping the flow of energy that flows will stop the growth of cancer.
Some medical experts have expressed concern that antioxidants will provide a protective effect against cancer cells tau tumor cells. But this research indicates that resveratrol not only complains growth makes malignant cells tend to die, but also protects normal cells from damage, Okunieff added.
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