DETROIT, MICH - Many people will argue that natural foods are so much better for you. Now, there is more to support that way of thinking.
Soybeans can play a key role in combatting cancer.
A recent study by Wayne State University Department of Oncology and the Karmanous Cancer Institute has found that soybeans help to kill lung cancer cells when radiation is used.
There is a natural aspect of soybeans, which they call soy isoflavones. The interesting thing about these isoflavones is that they block normal tissue while also helping radiation treatment to stop cancer cells from protecting themselves.
Associate professor of Radiation Oncology at WSU, Gilda Hillman, Ph.D., says," These natural soy isoflavones can sensitize cancer cells to the effects of radiotherapy by inhibiting the survival mechanisms that cancer cells activate to protect themselves." She also says that the isoflavones act as antioxidants protecting normal cells against radiation damage.
Support for the study came from the American Institute of Cancer Research and was published in the Journal of Thoracic Oncology, April issue
You can learn more at: http://research.wayne.edu/news.php?id=5966
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