Results 1 to 5 of 5

Thread: Cabernet and Chocolate are cancer killers

  1. #1
    PeterL1 Guest

    Default Cabernet and Chocolate are cancer killers


    http://tinyurl.com/yb88yee


    Red wine and dark chocolate are potent cancer killers, US study says

    * From correspondents in Long Beach, California
    * From: AFP
    * February 11, 2010 3:00PM


    CABERNET and chocolate are potent medicine for killing cancer, according
    to research presented in the US.

    Red grapes and dark chocolate join blueberries, garlic, soy, and teas as
    ingredients that starve cancer while feeding bodies, Angiogenesis
    Foundation head William Li said at a prestigious TED (technology,
    entertainment design) Conference in Long Beach, California.

    "We are rating foods based on their cancer-fighting qualities," Mr Li
    said. "What we eat is really our chemotherapy three times a day."

    The Massachusetts-based foundation is identifying foods containing
    chemicals that evidently choke-off blood supplies to tumors, starving them
    to death.

    Mr Li cited a Harvard Medical School study showing that men who ate cooked
    tomatoes several times weekly were 30 to 50 per cent less likely to have
    prostate cancer.


    "There is a medical revolution happening all around us," Mr Li said.

    "If we're right, it could impact on consumer education, food service,
    public health, and even insurance agencies."

    About a dozen drugs are already in use to deprive tumors of blood supplies
    in a treatment tactic called "anti-angiogenesis".

    The foundation pitted some foods against approved drugs and found that
    soy, parsley, red grapes, berries and other comestibles were either as
    effective or more potent in battling cancer cells.

    Eaten together, the foods were even more effective in fighting cancer.

    "We discovered that Mother Nature laced a large number of foods and herbs
    with anti-angiogenesis features," Mr Li said.

    "For many people around the world, dietary cancer treatment may be the
    only solution because not everyone can afford cancer drugs."

    The foundation also discovered that anti-angiogenesis properties of foods
    melt away fat, which relies heavily on blood flow to sustain itself.

    Tests showed that mice genetically prone to be chubby could be trimmed to
    average mouse size using the approach.

    "It got weight down to a set point for normal mice," Li said. "In other
    words, we can't create supermodel mice."



    --
    Peter Lucas
    Brisbane
    Australia


    Great spirits have always found violent opposition from mediocrites.

    -- Albert Einstein --

  2. #2
    Bob Terwilliger Guest

    Default Re: Cabernet and Chocolate are cancer killers

    Peter cut-and-pasted:

    > The foundation pitted some foods against approved drugs and found that
    > soy, parsley, red grapes, berries and other comestibles were either as
    > effective or more potent in battling cancer cells.
    >
    > Eaten together, the foods were even more effective in fighting cancer.


    I'm curious as to what those "other comestibles" might have been. The
    Wikipedia article on angiogenesis inhibitors lists:

    * Soy products such as tofu and tempeh, (which contain the inhibitor
    "genistein")
    * Agaricus blazei mushrooms (angiogenesis inhibitors found in the mushroom
    include sodium pyroglutamate and ergosterol)
    * Reishi mushrooms (via inhibition of VEGF and TGF-beta)
    * Trametes versicolor mushrooms
    * Maitake mushrooms (via inhibition of VEGF)
    * Phellinus linteus mushrooms
    * Green tea (catechins)[citation needed]
    * Red Wine (resveratrol)[citation needed]

    I'd heard of maitake mushrooms, but none of the other mushrooms, and I
    haven't seen any confirming site which states that parsley has angiogenesis
    inhibition properties.

    Since the claim is that the foods are more effective if combined, what would
    you make from that list of potential ingredients (including the ingredients
    quoted at the top)? I'm thinking of a menu which includes some other foods
    with alleged cancer-fighting properties:

    Brown rice cooked with green tea, garnished with toasted almonds
    Tofu with onions, parsnips, and maitake mushrooms
    Salmon with garlic, lemon, and parsley
    Red wine sorbet garnished with frozen red grapes

    Bob


  3. #3
    Giusi Guest

    Default Re: Cabernet and Chocolate are cancer killers


    "PeterL1" ha scritto nel messaggio

    > http://tinyurl.com/yb88yee
    >
    >
    > Red wine and dark chocolate are potent cancer killers, US study says


    I think it's wonderful that scientists are researching how to work against
    an enemy before you even know it is the enemy, and for now, that's where I
    place cancer fighting foods. I think it is beyond foolish to publish
    statements that these foods starve cancers you know you have.

    A British expat friend here is dying of metastasized cancer that began as
    breast cancer 4 years ago. One of her natural medicine friends convinced
    her she could starve her cancer and cure herself using diet. Obviously, we
    are not at that point yet. She is in terrible pain and has a very short
    time to live.



  4. #4
    Krypsis Guest

    Default Re: Cabernet and Chocolate are cancer killers

    On 11/02/2010 7:56 PM, Giusi wrote:
    > "PeterL1" ha scritto nel messaggio
    >
    >> http://tinyurl.com/yb88yee
    >>
    >>
    >> Red wine and dark chocolate are potent cancer killers, US study says

    >
    > I think it's wonderful that scientists are researching how to work against
    > an enemy before you even know it is the enemy, and for now, that's where I
    > place cancer fighting foods. I think it is beyond foolish to publish
    > statements that these foods starve cancers you know you have.
    >
    > A British expat friend here is dying of metastasized cancer that began as
    > breast cancer 4 years ago. One of her natural medicine friends convinced
    > her she could starve her cancer and cure herself using diet. Obviously, we
    > are not at that point yet. She is in terrible pain and has a very short
    > time to live.
    >
    >

    A friend of mine was diagnosed with lymphoma last September. As the
    chemo and radiation process was explained to him, my friend suggested
    that he would like to try natural therapies. The doctor was fine with
    that but suggested that he wouldn't see Christmas. He followed the
    doctor's plan! Last chemo on Dec. 24 and he's looking Ok. One of his
    daughters was married late last year, another had her first baby last
    month and the youngest turned 11 last week. Hope he beats it as he has a
    lot of reasons to live for.

    Krypsis



  5. #5
    ekyeap is offline Assistant Cook
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Posts
    1

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Bob Terwilliger View Post
    Peter cut-and-pasted:

    > The foundation pitted some foods against approved drugs and found that
    > soy, parsley, red grapes, berries and other comestibles were either as
    > effective or more potent in battling cancer cells.
    >
    > Eaten together, the foods were even more effective in fighting cancer.


    I'm curious as to what those "other comestibles" might have been.

    Bob
    The list of other foods that Dr William Li spoke of are here:
    Anti-angiogenesis in foods

    Yeap

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32