Strawberries can stop spread of cancer

Study showed effects of strawberry extracts on breast cancer

Researchers at the end of the effect to investigate more and more often of fruits and vegetables to the people. Quite amazing results of a study of the Marche Polytechnic University in Italy supplied. The scientists were able to prove in Animal experiments that strawberries can stop the spread of cancer. It showed in the further course, to shrink that even tumors started. Whether the findings are transferable to humans, it will show in the further research work.

The scientists of the Marche Polytechnic University in Italy found in their study that an extract is prevented from the strawberries, the propagation of laboratory-grown cancer cells, and even existing tumors are shrinking. The doctors published the results of their study in the journal “Scientific Reports”.

Strawberry extract reduces the weight and size of cancer tumors

After a special diet with lots of strawberries over a period of five weeks, the mice showed in the laboratory no longer evidence for a progressive cancer spread, and their tumors were shrunk, explain the experts. „We were able to significantly reduce the weight and volume of the tumors feststellen“, adds author Dr Maurizio Battino, from Marche Polytechnic University.

Successes in mice have to be tested in people

In the experiments used cancer cells derived from a highly aggressive and invasive strain. In the animal experiments, the observed results would not, however, necessarily mean that the same effects also occur in humans, say the researchers.

Strawberry extract blocking the biological processes of cancer

Previous studies have already shown that the consumer could make from ten to 15 strawberries on the day that the decreased blood-cholesterol level leads to healthier arteries, speculate the researchers. So-called phenolic plant compounds in the fruits are for the observed positive effects of responsible, add the authors. Strawberry extract block seemingly the biological processes involved in tumor growth and spread of cancer.

Cancer is caused by interaction between cellular and molecular systems

The activity of several genes that play a role in metastasis or cancer spread, was reduced according to the researchers, the extract of the strawberries. The majority of diseases, including cancer, are extremely complex and involve complex interactions between cellular and molecular systems that determine the development of the disease, explains the author, Dr. Battino.

Clinical and epidemiological studies to complement the results

These results are without a doubt valid for the understanding of the potential effects of the consumption of strawberries on breast cancer and the molecular mechanisms involved. Nevertheless, the observed results need to be complemented by clinical and epidemiological studies. Thus, it can be checked whether people with the same positive effects as in the case of mice can be observed, the expert says. (as)