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Thursday, April 03, 2008

Red Wine Antioxidant kills cancer!!

Thursday, April 03, 2008 Posted by Vernon Go 3 comments

It is true - a few sip of red wine a day is good for the health, specifically to preventing cancer.

Researchers from the Cancer Center at the University of Rochester Medical Center, showed for the first time that a natural antioxidant found in grape skins and red wine can help destroy pancreatic cancer cells by reaching to the cell's core energy source, or mitochondria, and crippling its function.

Although red wine consumption during chemotherapy or radiation treatment has not been well studied, it is not "contraindicated". In other words, if a patient already drinks red wine moderately, most physicians would not tell the patient to give it up during treatment. Perhaps a better choice would be to drink as much red or purple grape juice as desired.

The team also wanted to investigate why pancreatic cancer cells seem to be particularly resistant to chemotherapy. The pancreas, a gland located deep in the abdomen, produces insulin and regulates sugar, and pumps or channels powerful digestive enzymes into the duodenum. This natural pumping process, however, ends up ridding the needed chemotherapy from cells in the pancreas. But just as reseveratrol interferes with the cancer cells' energy source, it also may decrease the power available to pump chemotherapy out of the cell.

The study is published in the March edition of the journal, Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology.

Source: University of Rochester


I wish wines are cheaper here . . .

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3 comments:

  1. I've read about this also.You're honest to mention the source of this article..That's nice!

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  2. iggy...hoping wine is cheaper too.. coz i dont wanna get drunk with Red horse..love to do it with Red Wine..ahehehe

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  3. what do u think is the best red wine made?

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