菠蘿抗癌 Fighting Cancer with Pineapple

 According to the National Cancer Institute, cancer has now surpassed cardiac disease as the largest killer in the United States. The incidence of cancer increases with age, with approximately 80 percent of cancers occurring in people over the age of 55.
 
However, according to researchers at the Queensland Institute of Medical Research, preventing cancer may be as simple as eating pineapple.
 
While analyzing bromelain, an extract of crushed pineapple stems, researchers found that two molecules isolated from the extract showed promise in fighting cancer growth:
 
– One molecule, known as CCS, blocks a protein called Ras, which is defective in approximately 30 percent of all cancers.
 
– The other, called CCZ, stimulates the body’s own immunie system to target and destroy cancer cells.
 
Researchers discovered these two molecules work simultaneously to block the growth of a broad range of tumor cells including breast, lung, colon, ovarian and melanoma. And while CCS and CCZ are protease enzymes (usually associated with breaking down proteins, as in the digestive process), the above findings distinguish the molecules as a new way of treating disease and potentially a whole new class of anti-cancer agents. What’s more, bromelain, a rich source of enzymes, has also been found to modulate immunological responses and has been proposed to be of clinical use.
 

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根據美國國家癌症研究院報導,癌症已經超越心臟病成為美國的第一號殺手。年紀越大,癌症發病率也隨之增加,大約80%的癌病患者超過55歲。不過據昆士蘭醫學研究所的研究員宣稱,有可能只要吃菠蘿就可以預防癌症。

分析了從壓碎的菠蘿莖中抽出來的菠蘿蛋白,研究員發現菠蘿蛋白中有兩種分子具有抗癌的特質:

- 其中一種稱為CCS的分子可以阻擋一種叫做Ras的蛋白質。這種蛋白質在大約30%的癌病中都呈現缺陷。

- 另一種稱為CCZ的分子可以激發體內的免疫系統找到癌細胞並加以摧毀。

研究員還發現此兩種分子能同時防止多種腫瘤細胞的成長,包括乳房,肺部,大腸,卵巢以及黑素瘤等。

由於CCS和CCZ都是朊酵素(好像在消化過程中用作分解蛋白質的那種),上述兩項發現突出了這兩個分子作為治病的一種新方法,將來很有可能成為抗癌媒體的新品種。

還有一點,由於菠蘿蛋白含有豐富的酵素可以調節免疫反應,已經建議在醫療上採用。

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  • 路人  On 31/07/2007 at 5:06 下午

    全賴有你, 又有梳化. 

  • Sam  On 31/07/2007 at 6:47 下午

    波 羅係香江唔算係熱門水果,大多數都酸既,試過一次係大陸食過細細個既真係好甜~但聽講好濕熱個播,我有冇記錯到~

  •  On 31/07/2007 at 9:47 下午

    …………衰左今次……….唔會再考架喇…………… 

  • lady  On 31/07/2007 at 11:03 下午

    少食, 多數酸既, 唔使客氣喇 

  • HotLemonCoke  On 01/08/2007 at 1:06 上午

     好味..好味 :p

  • 幸福生活  On 01/08/2007 at 1:55 下午

    菠蘿我都好鍾意食﹐冰左佢慢慢食又得﹐可以抗癌甘好架﹐呢處通常$2 – $3 一個。 

  • Frank  On 01/08/2007 at 5:15 下午

    路人老弟~梳化免費,請君就座。
     
    OQ老弟、靚太宗妹、熱檸樂、幸福生活~ 其實菠蘿可以生食,選靚菠蘿蜜甜到漏,食前浸鹽水更加美味。也可以用以入饌,炒牛肉,煮魚。羊肉串燒都好相配,非常美味,煮咕嚕肉尤其必不可少。廣東人有菠蘿濕熱之說,外省人未之聞也,外國人更加不知所云。
     
    藍亦~再接再厲,一定成功。……係呢,你考乜野試?唔係大學畢業論文試咩?

  •  On 02/08/2007 at 12:15 上午

    大學畢業無論文寫架……細細聲話你知…..係五級琴試…..唔好話人知吓…….. 

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