FAQ
Log In
Saturday 3rd December 2016
News
 › 
 › 

Pepper helps prostate cancer

15th March 2006

A study suggests that the ingredient which makes jalapeno peppers hot also makes prostate cancer cells commit suicide.

Capsaicin triggered 80% of the cells to start the process leading to cell death. Researchers from Cedars-Sinai Medical Center studied mice who had been genetically modified to have human prostate cancer cells.

The US research in the journal Cancer Research also found tumours treated with capsaicin were smaller.

UK prostate experts say capsaicin could be the basis of a future drug but warned eating too many hot peppers has been linked to stomach cancer.

 

 

Share this page

Comments

There are no comments for this article, be the first to comment!


Post your comment

Only registered users can comment. Fill in your e-mail address for quick registration.

Your email address:

Your comment will be checked by a Healthcare Today moderator before it is published on the site.

M3 - For secure managed hosting over N3 or internet
© Mayden Foundation 2016