(PRWEB) July 29, 2005
Attn: Health/Medical Editor
One Flax Seed Muffin a Day for 30 days Kills 31% of Breast Cancer Cells in Newly Diagnosed Women
Linseed oil, made from flax seeds, is an extremely useful natural oil that is used as a preservative for wood, concrete, and as an ingredient in the manufacture of paints, varnishes and stains. Little did anyone realize that the discarded flax meal was a powerful therapeutic food for the treatment of breast and other cancers.
The role of flax seed lignans as a treatment for cancer has been studied in cell cultures and animals for years, but until a few months ago it has never been tested in humans with diagnosed cancers.
Canadian scientists, following up on previous studies conducted in mice, enrolled women newly diagnosed with breast cancer as volunteers to study the effects of flaxseed on breast cancer progression. In this study, one flaxseed muffin a day, containing a predetermined concentration of pre-lignans, was consumed per day for 30 days. Tissue biopsies were preformed prior to and after the 30 day period. The results showed that the flaxseed pre-lignans, converted in the intestines by bacteria into powerful anti-cancer lignans, were extremely efficient, in low doses, in killing the breast cancer cells in these volunteer women.
The results were nothing short of dramatic. The growth index in the cancer cells was reduced 34.2%, while the level of programmed cell death increased 30.7%. Women who expressed the HER2 (c-erbB2) metastatic oncogene saw its expression decrease by a dramatic 71%.
According to Dr. Stephen Martin, Chief Scientist of Grouppe Kurosawa, data like this has never been reported before.
ÂThis study is critically important not only for breast cancer patients, but for all cancer patients because lignans kill many kinds of cancers, including the presently incurable melanoma. With the exception of palmitic acid, the common saturated fatty acid, specific foods do not normally have the ability to kill cancer cells. And we are only talking about one muffin a day. What if we ate two? This study is so exciting that it has me jumping out of my skin. This study and parallel studies are too important for the public health to be ignored so we decided to send out a press release.Â
The WHO estimates that 1.2 million women will develop breast cancer in 2004. Since many of these women lack adequate medical care, they will eventually die from this disease. In the US, a country with unlimited medical resources, 211,240 women will develop breast cancer in 2005, and 40,410 will die. African American women in the US are particularly prone to develop and die from this cancer.
Medical costs are out of control in the US and throughout the world. Natural medicines such as lignans are cheap, non-toxic, effective in low doses, and the only hope for those without health insurance. Anyone can grind up flaxseed and put it in muffins, smoothies, yogurt or animal food. The idea that this simple seed can actually kill cancer cells in the human/animal body is almost overwhelming in its implications for human and animal health.
Grouppe Kurosawa, an organization dedicated to developing treatment protocols for acute and chronic diseases using only natural medicines and over the counter drugs, has compiled the information on lignans and cancer into the Medicinal Nutrition folder on itÂs web site. The folder contains hyperlinked scientific references, and flax meal recipes
(http://www.grouppekurosawa.com/nutrition.htm) so people can investigate the medicinal powers of flaxseed on their own.
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