Capsaicin, which makes peppers hot, can cause prostate cancer cells to kill themselves…


Capsaicin, which makes peppers hot, can cause prostate cancer cells to kill themselves, U.S. and Japanese researchers said…

Capsaicin led 80 percent of human prostate cancer cells growing in mice to commit suicide in a process known as apoptosis, the researchers said.

“Capsaicin had a profound anti-proliferative effect on human prostate cancer cells in culture,” said Dr. Soren Lehmann of the Cedars-Sinai Medical Center and the University of California Los Angeles School of
Medicine.

“It also dramatically slowed the development of prostate tumors formed by those human cell lines grown in mouse models.”

The capsaicin inhibited the activity of NF-kappa beta, a molecular mechanism that helps lead to apoptosis in many cell types.

AlertNet news is provided by Reuters
http://www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/N15414885.htm

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