Extracts of a fruit grown on tropical vines appears to have breast cancer blocking powers, say researchers.
Scientists found key ingredients of the green and knobbly bitter melon fruit interfered with chemical pathways involved in cancer growth.
It turned off signals telling the breast cancer cells to divide and switched on signals encouraging them to commit suicide.
Experts told Cancer Research journal more trials were needed. (Read more)
KEY BENEFITS OF BITTER MELON
- Bitter Melon helps support healthy blood sugar levels with compounds called charantin and momordicin
- Bitter Melon helps achieve positive sugar regulating effect by suppressing the neural response to sweet taste stimuli.
- Compounds present in Bitter Melon, such as vicine, peptides, and polypeptide-p (plant insulin), work together to give Bitter Melon its potency.
- Bitter Melon helps maintain a normal level of triglycerides and cholesterol in the liver and blood.