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  • Oregano..the new wonder food for prostate cancer?

    How about this?


    "Laboratory tests on prostate cancer cells at Long Island University (LIU) showed that carvacrol, a component of oregano, induces apoptosis - a process that causes cancer cells to "commit suicide".

    Previous research showed that eating pizza may cut down cancer risk, an effect widely attributed to lycopene, the pigment that gives tomatoes their colour.

    However, the LIU researchers believe their study shows that oregano, a seasoning commonly used in pizza toppings, may play a role.

    Study leader Dr. Supriya Bavadekar said, "We know that oregano possesses antibacterial as well as anti-inflammatory properties, but its effects on cancer cells really elevate the spice to the level of a super-spice like turmeric."

    Bavadekar added, "A significant advantage is that oregano is commonly used in food and has a 'Generally Recognised as Safe' status in the US. We expect this to translate into a decreased risk of severe toxic effects."

    The Experimental Biology conference in San Diego heard that if the study continues to yield positive results, oregano may represent a "very promising therapy for patients with prostate cancer".

  • #2
    Originally posted by oxymoron View Post
    How about this?


    "Laboratory tests on prostate cancer cells at Long Island University (LIU) showed that carvacrol, a component of oregano, induces apoptosis - a process that causes cancer cells to "commit suicide".

    Previous research showed that eating pizza may cut down cancer risk, an effect widely attributed to lycopene, the pigment that gives tomatoes their colour.

    However, the LIU researchers believe their study shows that oregano, a seasoning commonly used in pizza toppings, may play a role.

    Study leader Dr. Supriya Bavadekar said, "We know that oregano possesses antibacterial as well as anti-inflammatory properties, but its effects on cancer cells really elevate the spice to the level of a super-spice like turmeric."

    Bavadekar added, "A significant advantage is that oregano is commonly used in food and has a 'Generally Recognised as Safe' status in the US. We expect this to translate into a decreased risk of severe toxic effects."

    The Experimental Biology conference in San Diego heard that if the study continues to yield positive results, oregano may represent a "very promising therapy for patients with prostate cancer".
    oxy,

    Do you have prostate cancer???

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    • #3
      Originally posted by Call_It_Like_Eye_See_It View Post
      oxy,

      Do you have prostate cancer???
      Nope, I eat lots of oregano. The bloody stuff grows wild on my farm.

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      • #4
        Oregano:

        Fooling High-school kids since 1972.

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