Potential Treatment for Metastatic Colon Cancer

Potential Treatment for Metastatic Colon Cancer

Researchers at the University of Illinois may have found a promising new weapon to treat metastatic colon cancer, particularly in patients who have developed resistance to chemotherapy by combining Lunasin with Oxaliplatin.

 

Here’s the dealio (as my daughter always says)…

Lunasin is a soy peptide that exhibits health promoting characteristics. Lunasin is a unique, 43 chain amino acid peptide found within soybeans.  In addition to Lunasin exhibiting cholesterol lowering properties, research shows it also has cancer preventive properties.  And Oxaliplatin is a chemotherapy drug.  By combining Lunasin with Oxaliplatin, research has shown a significant reduction in colon cancer metastases in mice.  Since most colon cancer deaths are caused when the cancer metastasizes or spreads to the liver, this combination can potentially help save lives.

Researchers have recently analyzed commercial soy milks and all contained Lunasin.  However, the amount of Lunasin depended on the type of soy product that was used to prepare the soy milk.  (2 glasses of soy milk a day generally provided 1/2 the amount of lunasin used in the study.) 

More research still needs to be done… but if you know someone with colon cancer, pass this article on to them from Science Daily.   Knowledge is power…. Share the power!

 



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