On May 10, Dr. Michael Greger released a video on his NutritionFacts.org site about the impact of 11 popular fruits on the growth of human liver cancer cells in a petri dish.
I had to wonder -- if veggies with edible nicotine can prevent Parkinson’s disease, as I mentioned in yesterday's post – can fruits fight cancer cell proliferation?
In a nutshell, here’s what Greger found:
- Plain water had NO effect on the cancer cells.
- Pineapples, pears, oranges had negligible impact.
- Peaches at high concentration reduced cancer growth by about 10%.
- Bananas and grapefruit reduced cancer growth by about 40%.
- Red grapes, strawberries, and apples – even at half doses – cut cancer growth up to half.
- Lemons and especially cranberries dramatically cut cancer growth, even with tiny doses.
Nonetheless, it’s an interesting story. Here’s the five-minute video: