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Resveratrol Cancer:
How Resveratrol Stops Cancer and Prolongs Life

Keith D. Bishop, Clinical Nutritionist, B.Sc. Pharmacy - July 22, 2009

  • Resveratrol Cancer:
    Resveratrol has been shown to prevent cancer formation and prolong lifespan.

Resveratrol Cancer - How resveratrol stops cancer growth.Resveratrol has been shown to prevent cancer formation and prolong lifespan but the mechanism is not fully understood. Researchers studied liver cancer cells in the laboratory to evaluate resveratrol induced changes in cell growth, cell cycle progression and programmed cell death (apoptosis).

Resveratrol at lower concentrations induced a strong S-phase cell cycle division delay and mild DNA synthesis without causing apoptosis or necrotic cell death.

Resveratrol at high concentrations induced apoptosis (normal cancer cell death).

Researchers hypothesize the S-phase cell cycle delay may represent a useful mechanism for lifespan prolongation and cancer prevention. When cell cycles are slowed down in the S-phase it would increase the total lifespan of an organism if the total numbers of cell divisions are assumed to remain basically constant. When cells proceed through cell cycles at a reduced pace during DNA replication, it may allow cells more time to repair the damaged DNA, and reduce the chances for tumor initiation.

Reference Source: Induction of a reversible, non-cytotoxic S-phase delay by resveratrol: implications for a mechanism of lifespan prolongation and cancer protection. Zhou R, Fukui M, Choi HJ, Zhu BT., British Journal of Pharmacology, 2009 Jun 25.

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Natural Cancer Treatment Pearl
The DNA in our cells have a telomere. Each time a cell divides the telomere is shortened. Eventually the telomere is used up and the cells no longer divide or grow in a normal fashion and the cells die. This is called apoptosis or programmed cell death.

Some nutrients, including antioxidants from fruits and vegetables, lifestyle and yet be understood situations allow an enzyme, telomerase, to add to the telomere and lengthen the number of times a cell can divide and reproduce itself. This may allow an organism or animal to live longer. Expect numerous telomere studies to be published in the next few years.

You don't have to wait. Resveratrol appears to prolong life at low doses and treat cancer at high doses. Purified Trans- Resveratrol or methylated psterostilbene products offer the best sources of resveratrol. Click here to see what 60 Minutes New Program is saying about resveratrol.

Click here to learn about Resveratin Plus, Xymogen's resveratrol. 

About the Author:

Keith D. Bishop, Clinical Nutritionist, B.Sc. Pharmacy helps his clients improve their health by using natural products, tests and self care. He writes special reports on natural product, diet and lifestyle effects on cancer. You may schedule an appointment for customized natural cancer recommendations by calling 405.919.1982. Click here to learn more about Alternative Cancer Treatment Appointments. 


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