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article imagePeaches inhibit breast cancer

By Tim Sandle     Mar 31, 2014 in Health
New research indicates that treatments with peach extract inhibit breast cancer metastasis in mice. Specifically, treatments with peach extract inhibit breast cancer metastasis in mice.
For the research, cancer cells were implanted under the skin of mice with an aggressive type of breast cancer cells. Researchers noted an inhibition of a marker gene in the lungs after a few weeks indicating an inhibition of metastasis when the mice were consuming the peach extract. The study was conducted using the peach variety Rich Lady.
The study also determined that the underlying mechanism by which peach polyphenols are inhibiting metastasis was by targeting and modulating the gene expression of certain proteins.
This finding follows on from earlier research which showed that peach and plum polyphenols selectively killed aggressive breast cancer cells and not the normal ones.
The research was carried out at Texas A&M AgriLife Research and it has been published in the Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry. The research is titled “Polyphenolics from peach (Prunus persica var. Rich Lady) inhibit tumor growth and metastasis of MDA-MB-435 breast cancer cells in vivo”.
It should be noted that studies in mice may not necessarily be replicated in people, once the research is applied on a larger scale.
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