Old 08-29-2008, 10:18 AM
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Default How Black Raspberries Fight Cancer

Concentrated freeze-dried extracts from black raspberries may help prevent certain cancers by acting on multiple gene targets, suggests a new study with rats.

Over 2,000 genes were affected in the oesophagus of animals when they were exposed to a carcinogen, but normal function was restored in 462 genes after supplementation with freeze-dried black raspberries, researchers from Ohio State report.

Reporting their findings in the journal Cancer Research, the researchers state that 53 of these genes may be especially important in the development of cancer.

“We have clearly shown that berries, which contain a variety of anticancer compounds, have a genome-wide effect on the expression of genes involved in cancer development,” said lead researcher Gary Stoner.

“This suggests to us that a mixture of preventative agents, which berries provide, may more effectively prevent cancer than a single agent that targets only one or a few genes.”

The researcher added that the fruit contain many different types of nutrients, including vitamins, minerals, phenols and phytosterols, many of which individually have been reported to prevent cancer in animals.
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Old 08-31-2008, 08:39 PM
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Very interesting about the black raspberries. However, all dark fruit has the same ability.
The darker the berry, the more potent it is. Blueberries are awesome, as is the black currant.
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