Pomegranates to Stop Cancer Cells?

Various claims, some substantiated and others unsubstantiated have been made from time to time, that pomegranate in the form of juice and other products can help with problems ranging from erectile dysfunction to heart disease.

pomegranate juiceWhile these claims may be iffy at best, there is some evidence to suggest that the components of pomegranate juice could help fight prostate cancer. This was seen to be the case in a recent lab study.

The study conducted at the University of California, Riverside, found that the pomegranate juice seemed to inhibit the movement of cancer cells and weakened the process that causes metastasis of the prostate cancer to the bone.

Researchers are hopeful that this research will foster new therapies for preventing the metastasis of cancer.

Molecular biologist Manuela Martins-Green and her team are hopeful that it may now become possible to “modify these naturally occurring components of the juice to improve their functions and make them more effective in preventing prostate cancer metastasis.”