Learning How Wine Fights Cancer

New discoveries show a possible mechanism for the anti-cancer activity of a compound found in red wine widely reported to provide its known health benefits.

The discovery has important implications for increasing the effectiveness of cancer therapy, with some clinical trials using resveratrol already showing encouraging results.
But it could also explain how resveratrol helps to control atherosclerosis, heart disease, arthritis, and autoimmune disorders, say the researchers.

Marty Mayo, assistant professor of biochemistry and molecular genetics at the University of Virginia, and his team report that the compound helps to starve cancer cells by inhibiting the action of a key protein that feeds them. The protein, called nuclear factor- kappa B (NF-kB), is found in the nucleus of all cells and activates genes responsible for cell survival.

Check out the whole story from: Beverage Daily - Researchers discover why wine antioxidant kills cancer

No comments: