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Saturday, April 16, 2005

Chocolate Fights Cancer

Oboyoboyoboy -- I sure hope they got this one right!

From the Georgetown University Medical Center

Researchers Find That Chocolate Compound Stops Cancer Cell Cycle in Lab Experiments

(Washington, DC)—Researchers from the Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center at Georgetown University have shown how an ingredient found in chocolate seems to exert its anti-cancer properties — findings that might be used one day to design novel cancer treatments. The study, published in the April issue of the journal Molecular Cancer Therapeutics, explains how pentameric procyanidin (pentamer), a natural compound found in cocoa, deactivates a number of proteins that likely work in concert to push a cancer cell to continually divide.

Read the whole thing here.

The trouble is, the study was funded by MARS corporation, and you know what they produce. Still it would be nice to be able to say, "I'm not pigging out..., I'm just taking my anti-cancer medicine."


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