What is cancer , How pomegranate effects in cancer prevention?
Cancer is a disease in which some of the body’s cells divide without control, normally human cells grow and then become damaged and then new cells grow.
But in cancer it doesn’t happen that way, cells grow and multiply with no apoptosis forming a tumour (benign or malignant tumour) Changes to genes, harmful substances in the environment, chemical in tobacco, unhealthy food can be causes of cancer.
Nowadays, studies attention is being focused on prevention of cancer and the importance of food rich of fruits which containing polyphenolic like pomegranate.
How pomegranate effects in cancer prevention?
Most of drugs are derivatives of natural products, so fruits and vegetables have received considerable attention for the prevention and treatment of cancers.
Pomegranate role in prevention and treatment cancer is important. It hold strong antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties and high content of hydrolysable tannic It’s a rich source of phenolic and various minerals , mainly potassium, calcium ,magnesium and sodium, various organic acids such as ascorbic acid , malic...etc. It eventually suppressing the final steps tumorigenesis and metastasis such as skin, breast, colon and lung cancers.
Several studies investigating the chemoprevenative potential of pomegranate against breast cancer, polyphenols obtained from pomegranate juice at concentrations ranging from 10 to 1000 ml/ml which motivates inhibit aromatase and 17-13-hydroxysteroid dehydrogenase type1 and human breast cancer cells lines Mcf-7 and MB-MDA231 cells which were treated with pomegranate juice.
the strong evidence for its anticancer activity comes from studies on prostate cancer and its molecular constituents with therapeutic properties the effect of pomegranate of prostate cancer have been investigated in the cell culture system by changes in cell cycle distribution and indication of apoptosis.
Pomegranate and colon cancer
The inhibition of tumour incidence is associated with increase expression of peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor gamma protein in the nontumour mucosa also it has anti-inflammatory element which plays a key role in prevention the development of cancer.
Actually many kinds and stages of cancer sometimes need surgery or chemotherapy or radiation to be treatmented but we shouldn’t forget the importance of fruits like pomegranate in prevention the development of this disease. So stay healthy.
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