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Is Cancer Just a Crapshoot?

Is Cancer Just a Crapshoot?

Written by Jon Barron or staff member at The Baseline of Health Foundation.

Preventing Disease Before It Starts

Preventing Disease Before It Starts

Preventing Disease Before It Starts

The human body has over 60 trillion cells, and every one of them is vulnerable to the development of multiple diseases. One of the biggest problems facing medicine is how to diagnose these diseases earlier, in order to improve the chances of stopping and reversing them.

Here are a few classic examples of the challenges of early detection. 1

Tropical Tree Extracts Inhibit Liver Cancer

Tropical Tree Extracts Inhibit Liver Cancer

Research from the College of Pharmacy of Saudi Arabia's King Saud University has determined that the extract from the leaves and branches of the Red Spurge tree – a small tree that grows in hot and tropical regions such as Hawaii, Mexico, the Caribbean and Africa – inhibits the growth of liver cancer.

The researchers performed laboratory analysis on an extract of the leaves and small branches of the tree, Latin name Euphorbia cotinifolia L., also called the Hawaiian Red Spurge, the Mexican Shrubby Spurge and the Caribbean Copper Plant. The researchers found that the extract contained 17 different plant polyphenols, including two ellagitannins not found before.

The research determined that the plant's compounds extracted with methanol with 80% water and chloroform were significant antioxidants. But the most significant finding was that the extracts inhibited the growth of human liver cancer cells - hepatocellular carcinoma cells.

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