Black raspberries prevent cancer

Dr. Weeks’ Comment:   the fruits and vegetables of our planet would not have managed to exist were it not for the fact that each and every one of them have within their plant anti-cancer properties.  I predict that science will confirm my hypothesis that all plants have anti-cancer properties (Rudolf Steiner called this the “etheric” forces)  and now we learn that blackberries prevent colon cancer.    One more thing:  hold the ice cream and sugar when eating them…  raw and fresh and organic is always best,   and while  blackberry pie is delicious, it is not as healthy an option!

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Black Raspberries Inhibit Intestinal Tumorigenesis in Apc1638+/− and Muc2−/− Mouse Models of Colorectal Cancer

  1. Xiuli Bi1,


  1. Authors’ Affiliations:1Department of Pathology, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, Illinois; 2

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Abstract

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Freeze-dried black raspberries (BRB) produce chemopreventive effects in a rat model of colon carcinogenesis; however, the mechanisms of inhibition were not determined. Herein, we used two mouse models of human colorectal cancer to determine if dietary BRBs would inhibit colorectal tumor development and to investigate the underlying mechanisms. We found that a 12-week feeding of BRBs significantly inhibited intestinal tumor formation in both models; reducing tumor incidence by 45% and tumor multiplicity by 60% in Apc1638+/− mice and tumor incidence and multiplicity by 50% in Muc2−/− mice. Mechanistic studies revealed that BRBs inhibit tumor development in Apc1638+/− mice by suppressing β-catenin signaling and in Muc2−/− mice by reducing chronic inflammation. Intestinal cell proliferation was inhibited by BRBs in both animal models; however, the extent of mucus cell differentiation was not changed in either model. Collectively, our data suggest that BRBs are highly effective in preventing intestinal tumor development in both Apc1638+/− and Muc2−/− mice through targeting multiple signaling pathways. Cancer Prev Res; 3(11); 1443-50. ©2010 AACR.

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  • Received June 1, 2010.
  • Revision received July 31, 2010.
  • Accepted September 6, 2010.

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Dr. Weeks’ Comment:   the fruits and vegetables of our planet would not have managed to exist were it not for the fact that each and every one of them have within their plant anti-cancer properties.  I predict that science will confirm my hypothesis that all plants have anti-cancer properties (Rudolf Steiner called this the “etheric”…
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