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Abstract Title:

Chemoprevention of lung and skin cancer by Beta vulgaris (beet) root extract.

Abstract Source:

Cancer Lett. 2008 Jan 18;259(1):39-49. Epub 2007 Oct 29. PMID: 8620443

Abstract Author(s):

G J Kapadia, H Tokuda, T Konoshima, H Nishino

Abstract:

The in vitro inhibitory effect of Beta vulgaris (beet) root extract on Epstein-Barr virus early antigen (EBV-EA) induction using Raji cells revealed a high order of activity compared to capsanthin, cranberry, red onion skin and short and long red bell peppers. An in vivo anti-tumor promoting activity evaluation against the mice skin and lung bioassays also revealed a significant tumor inhibitory effect. The combined findings suggest that beetroot ingestion can be one of the useful means to prevent cancer.

Study Type : In Vitro Study

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