Strawberry tree honey may stop colon cancer growth

Strawberry tree honey may stop colon cancer growth

In a new study, researchers found that honey from strawberry trees could stop colon cancer cells grown in the laboratory.

This finding may help develop a new treatment for colon cancer in the future.

The research was conducted by a team of Spanish and Italian researchers.

The honey extracted from the flowers of the strawberry tree (Arbutus unedo) is known for its organoleptic characteristics,

It has a strong bitter taste and dark color and is a product typical of Mediterranean areas.

In the study, the team examined the potential of this Mediterranean product to fight colon cancer.

They found that strawberry tree honey could inhibit the proliferation of tumor cells cultivated in laboratory plates.

The honey also suppressed the receptor of the epidermal growth factor called EGFR/HER2 and its signaling pathways.

This effect can be very attractive in cancer therapies.

They also found that the effects did not occur in healthy cell lines.

The team suggests that future work needs to further evaluate the food’s possible biological and anti-cancer effects.

With more research, it is possible to develop safe prevention of colorectal cancer.

The researchers suggest that the finding provide new evidence that a healthy, balanced and natural diet may provide bioactive compounds to prevent diseases as critical as colon cancer.

One author of the study is Maurizio Battino.

The study is published in the Journal of Functional Foods.

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