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Plums and Peaches can Fight Breast Cancer

A recent study by Texas A & M University found that prunes and peaches can combat breast cancer. The researchers and Dr. Luis Cisneros-Zevallos and David Byrne found that extracts of commercially available varieties of peaches and plums kill cancer cells without harming normal cells.

The scientists were able to identify two phenolic compounds in plums and peaches Rich Splendor Black Lady that attack cancer cells. Plums and peaches contain high amounts of phenolic compounds in fruits that affect the aroma, flavor and color.

The goal of the study was to evaluate the removal of the cancer activity in peach varieties with yellow flesh and red pulp of plum varieties and identify phenolic fractions with potential chemotherapeutic properties in these fruits. Both peach and plum extracts effectively inhibited the growth of estrogen independent MDA-MB-435, breast cancer cells without affecting normal cells.

These results are preliminary and the study was conducted in laboratory rats.



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