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Does Bitter Melon Extract Have Potential to Fight Head and Neck Cancer?

Friday, November 29th, 2013

logo1267406_mdPreliminary findings of a study published in the Public Library of Science One Journal reported that bitter melon extract. a vegetable commonly used in Indian and Chinese diets, reduces the head and neck cancer cell growth in the animal model.  In a controlled lab setting, they found that bitter melon extract .helped reduce tumor growth of heal and neck tumors after a four week period. They plan to validate with other preclinical trials and then move to clinical trials. The researchers original research found that treatment with bitter melon halted the breast cancer and prostate cancer cell growth  that eventually stopped them from spreading.