University of Floridy study - Brazillian Berries Kill Cancer Cells

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    Fascinating

    GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A Brazilian berry popular in health food contains antioxidants that destroyed cultured human cancer cells in a recent University of Florida study, one of the first to investigate the fruit’s purported benefits.
    Published today in the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, the study showed extracts from acai (ah-SAH’-ee) berries triggered a self-destruct response in up to 86 percent of leukemia cells tested, said Stephen Talcott, an assistant professor with UF’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences.
    “Acai berries are already considered one of the richest fruit sources of antioxidants,” Talcott said. “This study was an important step toward learning what people may gain from using beverages, dietary supplements or other products made with the berries.”
    He cautioned that the study, funded by UF sources, was not intended to show whether compounds found in acai berries could prevent leukemia in people.....

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    Filed under Research, Health, Sciences, Agriculture on Thursday, January 12, 2006
     
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    size18boarder rhetorical OT Supporter

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    pretty crazy if this berry actually "kills" cancer cellls - they def need to do more research though, im pretty sure its a far way from actually being beneficial to cancer patients yet

    as far as supplements w/ antioxidants etc i know some studies show that the best results come from getting the vitamins, minerals etc. from eating the actual food itself

    this shouldnt be very surprising to anyone though...eating fruits and vegetables have been proven to prevent cancer for a while now
     
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    A lot of things kill cancer in vitro.
     
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    :rofl:
     
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    do brazilian berries give girls a nice tan bulbous ass too :x:
     
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    i usually just start drinking bleach when i get sick, kills 99.9% of germs. last time i dumped it on a bunch of cancerous cells killed every damn one of them
     
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    if you're interested in cancer research, you should probably watch Robert Becks seminart (it's old but i saw it for the first time just recently). it's pretty interesting.
     
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    this is very true


    actual human application is the tricky part
     
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    i want some brazillian berry extract vitamins for my mom and dad
     
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    i know a guy with leukemia. not sure If i should forward this to hiim or not.


    probably not, since its just been done in a test tube.
     
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    christophers outta nowhere :rofl:
     
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    I prefer Brazillian ass over Brazillian berries.
     
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