Assessment
Questionnaire

Have a symptom?
See what questions
a doctor would ask.
 
News » Avocado constituents may fight prostate cancer cell growth
 

Avocado constituents may fight prostate cancer cell growth

A study by the UCLA published in the Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry claims that certain nutrients in avocados can act in unison to fight the growth of prostate cancer cells. Leuitin is found in large quantities in avocados and acts as an oxidant. However, leutin on its own did not seem to affect the proliferation of prostate cancer cells. Thus, it must act with other components of avocados to inhibit prostate cancer growth. More research needs to be done on the discovery of the effects of combinations of active substances found in plant products. Lutein is also believed to help prevent eye diseases such as cataracts and macular degeneration. If consumed regularly, colorful fruits and vegetables are believed to help protect against a variety of disease such as some cancers, diabetes and mental function decline associated with aging. California avocados contain more fiber, thiamin, riboflavin, niacin and folate than the same quantity of any other common fruit.

Source: summary of medical news story as reported by Business Wire

Related Disease Topics:

Article Source Details

About: Avocado constituents may fight prostate cancer cell growth

Date: 11 January 2005

Source: Business Wire

URL: http://home.businesswire.com/portal/site/google/index.jsp?ndmViewId=news_view&newsId=20050111005232&newsLang=en

Related Medical Topics

This summary article refers to the following medical categories:

More News Topics

  • City sued over son's death
  • Class action suit to begin against Vioxx makers
  • Claudication is caused by plaque build up in blood vessels
  • Clinical trial being undertaken to test drug for Bipolar disorder or Major Depression
  • CO poisoning may be fatally mistaken for the flu
  • Co-morbidities override high blood pressure
  • Cockroach allergy very common
  • Cod liver oil may be a preventative measure for type 1 diabetes in children
  • Coffee and health
  • Coffee drinkers help their liver
  • Coffee may have preventative effect on diabetes
  • Coffee, brown bread and exercise reduce risk of GERD
  • Cognitive therapy helps teens suffering from chronic fatigue syndrome
  • Cold-induced urticaria
  •  

    By using this site you agree to our Terms of Use. Information provided on this site is for informational purposes only; it is not intended as a substitute for advice from your own medical team. The information on this site is not to be used for diagnosing or treating any health concerns you may have - please contact your physician or health care professional for all your medical needs. Please see our Terms of Use.

    Home | Symptoms | Diseases | Diagnosis | Videos | Tools | Forum | About Us | Terms of Use | Privacy Policy | Site Map | Advertise