Skip to comments.Parsley, Celery Carry Crucial Component for Fight Against Breast Cancer, MU Researcher Finds
Posted on 05/09/2011 11:08:44 AM PDT by decimon
COLUMBIA, Mo. Parsley is usually used as a decorative accent to a scrumptious meal, but dont set it aside just yet. In a new study, a University of Missouri researcher has found that a compound in parsley and other plant products, including fruits and nuts, can stop certain breast cancer tumor cells from multiplying and growing. The study was published recently in Cancer Prevention Research.
In his study, Salman Hyder, the Zalk Endowed Professor in Tumor Angiogenesis and professor of biomedical sciences in the College of Veterinary Medicine and the Dalton Cardiovascular Research Center, exposed rats with a certain type of breast cancer to apigenin, a common compound found in parsley and other plant products. The rats that were exposed to the apigenin developed fewer tumors and experienced significant delays in tumor formation compared to those rats that were not exposed to apigenin. Hyder believes this finding could impact women who are taking certain hormone replacement therapies.
Six to 10 million women in the United States receive hormone replacement therapy (HRT), Hyder said. We know that certain synthetic hormones used in HRT accelerate breast tumor development. In our study, we exposed the rats to one of the chemicals used in the most common HRTs received in the United States a progestin called medroxyprogesterone acetate (MPA) which also happens to be the same synthetic hormone that accelerates breast tumor development.
Apigenin is most prevalent in parsley and celery, but can also be found in apples, oranges, nuts and other plant products. However, apigenin is not absorbed efficiently into the bloodstream, so scientists are unsure of how much can or should be ingested.
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I have been juicing celery and adding the juice to everything lately- it is very refreshing
Cook chiekcn soup, add a half cup after it is all done (or add to your bowl just as you eat
I put parsley flakes on everything too
it just feels healthier
I drink a store brand version of that. Two bucks for a quart.
Celery juice is great for high blood pressure.
Yeah i do as well $1.99 for a quart of Ruby Kist vegetable juice,i drink a glass of it every day....
Really? Can you link me up before I buy a case at the farmers market? I live in the former celery capital of Florida.
My Wife's acupuncturist recommended. I believe potassium regulation is another benefit. (IIRC that's what my Wife's BP medicine does)
Friends of mine had recently told me about celery for HBP. I’m taking that more seriously now for my own blood pressure issues. My sister’s boyfriend is having major health issues right due to his high blood pressure causing his heart to enlarge. Poor guy is a mess right now. Very scary.
Thanks for noting that on here.
I am most appreciative.
One question: Do you like celery?
My Wife *use* to hate the taste of it. Wonder if it’s because she has BP issues?
Love it. I particularly like to peal the ribs and soak it in ice water. I can eat a bowl of it with or without dip.
How long will it be before we hear that this stuff will kill you?
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