Pomegranate fights prostate cancer

Researchers at the University of California, Riverside, have stated that components in pomegranate juice can help heal and curb the spread of prostate cancer cells to other parts of the body. The study found that pomegranate juice can inhibit the movement of cancer cells and weaken the attraction to a chemical signal that promotes the migration or metastasis of prostate cancer to the bone. This research was presented at the 50th annual meeting of the American Society for Cell Biology and indicates better leads to new therapies to prevent cancer metastasis.

On lab-cultured prostate cancer cells, researchers applied pomegranate juice that were resistant to testosterone. Scientists discovered that the pomegranate juice-treated tumor cells that had not died with the treatment showed increased cell adhesion and decreased cell migration.

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