Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Spicy foods can fight cancer!

Spicy food is a favorite of many people, but also cancer cell's "enemies." The University of Nottingham academics through research opened a spicy foods to kill cancer cells secret. Researchers in human lung cancer cells and pancreatic cancer medium was tested and found, Mexico pepper capsaicin to attack inside the mitochondria (the energy source of cells) caused the death of cancer cells. Capsaicin molecule belongs to the family, as well as aldehyde Fangcao adhesion to the protein inside the mitochondria of cancer cells, the trigger apoptosis (cell by environmental stimulation in gene regulation under the phenomena generated by natural death) also will not hurt the surrounding healthy cells. Principal investigator Dr. Tracy Timothy description: "When these compounds the core of the tumor cells to launch attacks, we believe that all cancers have been found the Achilles heel of the fundamental. Biochemical structure of mitochondria of cancer cells differ from healthy cells. This is Health of cancer cells and to the natural weaknesses


  1. I came across a wonderful website that has stories on Dartmouth's impact on Africa.

  2. The two most widely studied cancer-fighting compounds in berries are ellagic acid (richest in strawberries and raspberries) and anthocyanosides (richest in blueberries). Ellagic acid is believed to help prevent skin, bladder, lung, and breast cancers, both by acting as an antioxidant and by slowing the reproduction of cancer cells. The anthocyanosides in blueberries are currently the most powerful antioxidants known to scientists and are beneficial in the prevention of all types of cancer.