It may be unbelievable to imagine that the mere consumption of a simple vegetable such as asparagus may help avoid cancer, yet research efforts have shown that these natural food items may indeed be good for the health.
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Toronto, ON (PRWEB) August 25, 2012
Bel Marra Health, well known for offering high-quality, specially formulated vitamins and nutritional supplements, supports a new study that has presented eating asparagus as a potential cancer avoidance method.
The recent report published in the journal Current Oncology presents a potential cancer cure that involves a simple act— employing asparagus to avoid cancer. Asparagus is a common green-stemmed vegetable that has been used for thousands of years. Historical accounts indicate that asparagus was used in Egypt to treat disorders affecting urine production and unsupported accounts to avoid cancer. To date, asparagus is commonly included in Asian stir-fry dishes and as an appetizer in most Western meals.
The research study involved the introduction of asparagus extracts to a cancer cells that were propagated in the laboratory. The administration of asparagus extracts was performed to determine the actual impact of this vegetable in cell division, in the hope to identify a specific cancer cure. The use of cancer cells grown in the laboratory also prevents the use of human beings in the experimentation.
To determine if the asparagus extracts possess a cancer cure potential, the resulting number of cells after treatment was examined. The cancer cells were also tested for specific proteins that were involved in cancer progression and thus any observation related to the cessation of the production of these proteins may indicate that the vegetable may be a cancer cure candidate.
Spokesperson for Bel Marra Health Dr. Victor Marchione says, “The results of the study showed that the asparagus extracts prevent the cancer cells from dividing further, suggesting that the consumption of this vegetable may help avoid cancer. In addition, the cancer cells exposed to the asparagus extracts showed signs of cell death, allowing the investigators to further conduct study using asparagus as a potential cancer cure.”
CEO of Bel Marra Health Jim Chiang says, “It may be unbelievable to imagine that the mere consumption of a simple vegetable such as asparagus may help avoid cancer, yet research efforts have shown that these natural food items may indeed be good for the health.” The recent report even showed that within 24 hours of addition of the asparagus extract to the cancer cells, signs of cell death were observed. It may thus be helpful to included vegetables in our daily diets to receive essential vitamins and minerals, and more importantly, to avoid cancer.
(SOURCE: “National Institutes of Health”, Saponins isolated from Asparagus induce apoptosis in human hepatoma cell line HepG2 through a mitochondrial-mediated pathway July 2012)
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