Raydel Posted February 18, 2004 Share Posted February 18, 2004 The American Cancer Society published a “Guide to Complementary and Alternative Cancer Methods (2000)” and reported that “[e]llagic acid has been found to cause apoptosis (cell death) in cancer cells in the laboratory. How it works is not yet well understood. Some also claim it prevents the binding of carcinogens to DNA, and strengthens connective tissue, which may keep cancer cells from spreading. Ellagic acid has also been said to reduce heart disease, birth defects, liver fibrosis, and to promote wound healing.” Medical research by Dr. Daniel Nixon of the Hollings Cancer Institute at the Medical University of South Carolina, reports that ellagic acid “is known to inhibit certain carcinogen-induced cancers and may have other chemopreventative properties. The effects of ellagic acid on cell cycle events and apoptosis were studied in cervical carcinoma (CaSKi) cells. We found that ellagic acid at a concentration of 10(-5) M induced G arrest within 48 h, inhibited overall cell growth and induced apoptosis in CaSki cells after 72 h of treatment. Activation of the cdk inhibitory protein p21 by ellagic acid suggests a role for ellagic acid in cell cycle regulation of cancer cells.” Find out more about Ellagic Acid at http://www.prostarnutrition.com/27299/4080.htm Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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