Natural Health News – New research has shown that peach extract contains substances metastisis which could help stop breast cancer.
Laboratory tests conducted at Texas A & M University Drive AgriLife Research found that the mixture of phenolic compounds in peach extract are responsible for stopping the spread of cancer to other parts of body.
These findings were published in Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry .
The scientist studied an aggressive type of breast cancer cells implanted in mice and inhibition of metastasis in those who consumed the extract peach animal was found.
According to lead author, Dr. Luis Cisneros-Zevallos, a food scientist for Cooperative Research in College Station. “… After determining the need to see the effects in mice dose, it was estimated that for humans would be equivalent to drinking two to three peaches per day.”
This is very important because it can translate into something that is also beneficial for people, he added. The study was conducted using the rich variety of peach lady. However, according to Cisneros-Zevallos, most similar polyphenolic compounds emission peach fruit, but may differ in content.
A dietary tool
The new study also builds on work of previous researchers , which showed that the peaches and polyphenols plums selectively killed cells of aggressive breast cancer and not normal.
In the Western Hemisphere, breast cancer is the most common malignancy to women.Most of complications and high mortality associated with breast cancer are due to metastasis, Cisneros-Zevallos said.
The results of this study suggest that polyphenols peach extract work targeting and modulation of enzymes known as metalloproteinases, which are involved in the spread of breast cancer to other parts of the body.
“The importance of our findings are very important, as it shows in vivo the effect of natural compounds, in this case the phenolic compounds in peach have against breast cancer and metastasis. The opportunity was given to include in the diet an additional tool to prevent and fight this terrible disease that affects many people, “he said.
The next step, the scientist said, would be to test this effect in humans.