Fruit Shows Promise in Treatment of Breast Cancer

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Research published in the Journal of Agriculture and Food Chemistry in December, 2009 reported that in lab tests peach and plum extracts killed even the most aggressive type of breast cancer cells while not harming normal cells. Two phenol compounds in the fruit were responsible for the destruction of the cancer cells. These were chlorogenic and neochlorogenic found in most fruits. However, the stone fruits such as plums and peaches have especially high levels of these compounds. Two commercial varieties of the fruit were used in extract form–the “Rich Lady” peach and the “Black Splendor” plum. The researchers also said laboratory tests were carried out that confirmed the compound prevented cancer from growing in animals given the compounds.

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