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Thursday, February 20, 2014

Grape seed is effective against Colon cancer

The results of a recent study from the University of Adelaide shows that grape seed may help the effectiveness of colon cancer chemotherapy. In fact, while reducing the side effects of chemotherapy.

The discovery was published in the PLoS ONE journal, as reported by ScienceDaily. Researchers said combining grape seed extract with chemotherapy has the potential as a novel approach to the colon cancer treatment.

The use of grape seed extract also reduces gut damage caused by chemotherapy often. Lead author Dr. Amy Cheah said, there is growing evidence about the benefits of antioxidants from grape seeds. Substances or tannins in grape seed polyphenols function as anti-inflammatory and anticancer.

"This is the first study which shows grape seed may increase the potency of chemotherapy in action against cells of colon cancer," said Cheah who is a researcher from the School of Agriculture, Food and Wine.

The study also showed in laboratory studies that drinking grape seeds significantly reduces inflammation and tissue damage caused by chemotherapy in the small intestine. Grape seed does not have a detrimental effect on the cells of non-cancerous. In contrast to chemotherapy, grape seed appears to act selectively in cancer cells. So that healthy cells virtually unaffected.

The researchers used grape seed extract is available commercially. Tannins extracted from grape seeds dried and powdered. Grape seed extract showed no side effects on the healthy gut at concentrations up to 1,000 mg / kg. Inflammation dropped to 55 percent. *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | SCIENCEDAILY]
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