Can ginger help in prostate cancer?

2013 Research
The British Journal of Nutrition has published the results of a study from the Department of Biology, Georgia State University, in which ginger was shown (both in vitro, and in vivo with mice) to kill prostate cancer cells whilst leaving healthy cells untouched. In the mice, eight weeks of ginger consumption reduced tumour size by half. 



Ginger is known to have anti-inflammatory, antioxidant and anti-proliferative effects upon tumors making ginger a promising chemopreventive agent. Whole ginger extract holds significant growth-inhibitory and death-inductory effects in a spectrum of prostate cells. Ginger did not exert any detectable toxicity in normal, rapidly dividing tissues such as gut and bone marrow.


2013 Research
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