Lawfuel.com – The baby boomers are suffering increased levels of prostate cancer through diagnosis techniques and other developments that have seen prostate treatment for many people, including attorneys and others practising into their 50s, 60s and even 70s, diagnosed with prostate cancer.
However, it appears that pizza topping oregano may be something that can help wipe out prostate cancer cells, according to researchers from Long Island University, New York, studied carvacrol, a chemical in oregano. Added to prostate cancer cells in the lab, it rapidly wiped them out.
The research showed that when left for four days, almost all the cells were killed, the Experimental Biology conference in San Diego heard.
The oregano chemical could now be used itself as a treatment against cancer, or as the blueprint for an even more powerful drug.
Experts warned, though, that when oregano is eaten, it could be that carvacrol is digested before it can do any good.
Researcher Supriya Bavadekar, a pharmacologist, said: ‘Some researchers have previously shown that eating pizza may cut down cancer risk.
‘This effect has been mostly attributed to lycopene, a substance found in tomato sauce, but we now feel that even the oregano seasoning may play role.’
Lycopene, the pigment that gives tomatoes their read colour is credited with a host of health benefits, including warding off cancer and cutting the risk of heart disease.
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