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Nutrient May Be a Cure for Cancer

Nutrient May Be a Cure for Cancer

Researchers at Pennsylvania State University have identified a compound in fish oil that appears to target leukemia stem cells and could lead to a cure for the disease.  Called delta-12prostaglandin J3 or D12-PGJ3, the compound targeted and destroyed leukemia stem cells in mice.

Head researcher, Sandeep Prabhu, associate professor of immunology and molecular toxicology at the university indicates that the compound is derived from eicosapentanoic acid (EPA) an Omega 3 fatty acid found in fish and fish oil.

In the experiments, the mice that received the fish oil compound were completely cured of leukemia and had no relapse.  Dr. Prabhu says, “Research in the past on fatty acids has shown the health benefits off fatty acids on the cardiovascular system and brain development, particularly in infants, but we have shown that some metabolites of omega-3 have the ability to selectively kill the leukemia-causing stem cells in mice.” He added that “The important thing is that the mice were completely cured of leukemia with no relapse.”

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8:21AM PDT on Jul 31, 2012

Interesting, a lot of natural foods provide cancer fighting ingredients and the rainforests are being destroyed in the Amazon that are home to so many cancer fighting plants.

Will do my best to include a little more fish in my diet maybe once or twice a week.

7:33AM PDT on May 17, 2012

SO Gladly noted-thanks

12:45AM PDT on May 13, 2012

Thanks so much for this story

6:44AM PDT on May 3, 2012

I have to start taking my fish oil again.

2:48AM PDT on May 1, 2012

awesome! will re-post.

7:02PM PDT on Apr 28, 2012

Wow fantastic news. No doubt there are many other compounds in our nutritional foods that will prove similar results. Tomatoes apparently have anti cancer compounds.

9:51AM PDT on Apr 24, 2012

That is amazing news, and no chemicals needed!!

9:19PM PDT on Apr 23, 2012

Though this discovery is great news, I think a lot can be said for avoiding putting toxins in your body and keeping it in balance by eating a diet with lots of variety and nutritious, unprocessed foods.

Don't wait to get cancer to try to cure it. Live your life in such a way that you never get it!

3:46PM PDT on Apr 17, 2012

Those who have been curing cancer for almost 100 years(that I know of) say cancer is just too much crud in the system. Clean it up,kill any infection,eat right(organic,no crud),think right,love lots,say NO to stress,

1:13PM PDT on Apr 16, 2012

This is great. Thank you..

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