Grape Seed Potentially Killing Cancer Cells - Grape seed lately many researched for health benefits. One of the newest is its ability to cope with skin cancer and prevent blindness. Not only that, a latest research even shows grape seed extract can kill cancer cells in the neck and head. The findings are published in the journal Carcinogenesis.
The advantages of this grape seed extract is only kills cancer cells without disturbing the healthy cells. "The effect is quite dramatic," said Rajesh Agarwal, PhD, researcher at the University of Colorado Cancer Center and professor in the Skaggs School of Pharmaceutical Sciences.
However, Agarwal said, the effectiveness of grape seed extract still depends on the ability of healthy cells to survive the damage. "Cancer cells spread very quickly. But there are also conditions in which they can not grow, so that cancer cells will die," he added.
According to Agarwal, grape seed extract may create unfavorable conditions for cancer cells, because it inhibits the growth of cancer cells.
Head and neck cancer (cancer outside the brain, eyes and spinal cord) appeared at an average age of 59 years. Causes of head and neck cancer is usually caused by the habit of chewing tobacco, drinking habits alkhol. Eighty-five percent of head and neck cancer associated with tobacco use.