Navigation Links
Humble Salad Leaf may Help Combat Cancer

A new study shows that eating ‘eatable’ portions of watercress every day, may reduce the risks of developing cancer.//

Scientists led by Dr. Ian Rowland, from the University of Ulster, conducted a study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition.

The study involved 30 men and 30 women, out of which 30 were smokers.

They were given 85g of watercress the popular leafy vegetable used in salads, to eat daily, once, for 8 weeks. This amount is equivalent to a bowl of salad which most of us can polish off easily.

Examination of white blood cell DNA damage, a biomarker of cancer, showed a reduction by around 23 percent.

When cell samples were exposed to hydrogen peroxide, which generates large numbers of free radicals, damage levels were 9.4% lower than would normally be expected.

The researchers also noted a 100% increase in levels of the molecule lutein and a 33% rise in beta-carotene, both of which have antioxidant properties.

Antioxidants help cells defend themselves against damage caused by pollution, UV radiation, smoking and infection.

Says Rowland, "Blood cell DNA damage is an indicator of whole body cancer risk, and the results support the theory that consumption of watercress is linked to an overall reduced risk of cancer at various sites in the body.”

Previous studies have suggested eating increased amounts of cruciferous vegetables like watercress is linked to a reduced risk of a number of cancers.

One study on human colon cancer cells showed watercress extract cut DNA damage in the cells, and helped control their growth and spread.

Rowland supports his findings as ‘highly significant’ by noting that: "The results support the theory that consumption of watercress can be linked to a reduced risk of cancer via decreased damage to DNA and possible modulation of antioxidant status by increasing carotenoid concentrations."

'"/>




Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. Humble Cold to Combat Cancer
2. Miraculous Salads
3. Starter Salads Keep Calories At Bay
4. Salad Contains Nutrients In Optimum Level
5. Salad Is Even Healthier Than You Thought
6. E. Colis Salad Days
7. A Salad a Day Keeps the Doctor Away This Winter
8. Virus Combats Brain Tumour
9. Combating insomnia with warm feet
10. Oral Medication Effective In Combating Eye Infection
11. Vitamin- B 12 Supplements Found To Be Effective In Combating Depression
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:4/28/2017)... ... April 28, 2017 , ... ... pilot study of ActiGraph’s CentrePoint Data Hub in a sample of ... of clinical-grade wearable activity and sleep monitoring solutions for the global scientific community. ...
(Date:4/28/2017)... ... April 28, 2017 , ... ... and advanced nutraceutical supplements, through its Nova Skin Sciences division, recently announced the ... of a moisturizer with the power of an anti-aging concentrate. , ...
(Date:4/28/2017)... ... April 28, 2017 , ... Semrock’s highly popular ... premier online modeling resource for fluorescence microscopists and optical system designers, enabling The ... 5 years spanning the globe, SearchLight has become a tremendously popular tool for ...
(Date:4/27/2017)... ... 27, 2017 , ... The Incentive Research Foundation is pleased ... Guide," a groundbreaking analysis of how behavioral economics can be applied to the ... IRR programs, the report highlights proven behavioral economics approaches and the powerful role ...
(Date:4/27/2017)... , ... April 27, 2017 , ... ... husband Dan Gasby the 2017 Public Leadership in Neurology Award (PLINA). The couple ... professional athlete Tedy Bruschi, Vice President Walter Mondale, actor Michael J. Fox and ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:4/20/2017)... Research and Markets has announced the addition of the ... Outlook, Growth Trends, Key Players, Competitive Strategies and Forecasts, 2014 ... ... US$ 7,167.6 Mn in 2015, and is expected to reach ... 5.6% from 2016 to 2024. The global ...
(Date:4/19/2017)... 2017 Cardiology devices segment is anticipated to reach ... The Cardiology Devices segment is likely to create absolute $ ... 2018 over 2017. By the end of 2027, Cardiology Devices ... US$ 700 Mn, expanding at a CAGR of 18.4% over ... Asia Pacific reprocessed medical devices market in ...
(Date:4/19/2017)... Tenn. and DALLAS , April 19, 2017 ... announced that the first patients in Nashville ... device in the Lower Esophageal Sphincter Stimulation for GERD ... implantable device designed to provide long-term reflux control by ... GERD affects nearly 65 million people in ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: