Nowadays, one of the most feared diseases that can affect both men and women is breast cancer.
Having a breast cancer is quite frightening, but the possibility of it spreading to the lungs is even more dangerous and it can be really frightening as well.
The scientist decided to examine the diatary habits of the citizens in the countries where the breast cancer rates are surprisingly low.
They came to a conclusion that people in those countries consume on average 100to200 g of turmeric on a daily basis. The benefit of turmeric is due to its compound curcumin which is a cancer-fighting compound.
The Ultimate Breast Cancer Combination
According to one study, taking curcumin along with 20mg of the pepper constituent l-piperoylpiperidine appeared to increase curcumin’s bioavailability by 2000%.
Black pepper contains piperine which has been shown to inhibit the growth of human colon cancer cells by stopping the cancer cell cycle and inducing cell death, while distinguishing between healthy and cancerous cells.
Consuming curcumin, on the other hand, inhibits tumor invasion and angiogenesis, preventing the spread of cancer to other regions of the body and induce death in breast cancer cells.
Human Clinical Trial (Phase I)
In the phase one of the clinical trial there were 25 patients with precancerous changes in different organs who were given curcumin. The results showed that curcumin could stop the precancerous changes from becoming full-blown cancer.
The combination seems to work most effectively on breast cancer, bowel cancer, stomach cancer and skin cancer cells.
According to a study conducted at the University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center, when dietary compounds curcumin and piperine were applied to breast cells in culture, they decreased the number of stem cells while having no effect on normal differentiated cells.
Madhuri Kakarala, M.D., Ph.D., R.D. a research investigator at the VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System says: “This shows that these compounds are not toxic to normal breast tissue. Women at high risk of breast cancer right now can choose to take the drugs tamoxifen or raloxifene for prevention, but most women won’t take these drugs because there is too much toxicity. The concept that dietary compounds can help is attractive, and curcumin and piperine appear to have very low toxicity.”
The University of Texas M.D Anderson Cancer Center conducted a study where the researchers discovered that curcumin inhibits metastasis to the lungs of mice with breast cancer.
Moreover, it appeared to reverse the effects of paclitaxel (TaxolTM) which is a commonly prescribed front-line chemotherapeutic agent for breast cancer which may trigger tha spread of the disease over a long period of time. The worst part is that the drug when used for a long period of time, it induces drug resistance and becomes uneffective in treating metastatic breast cancer.
Other Benefits Of This Combination
Flavorful and spicy, this mix goes well with just about anything!
- Fights Depression
Instead of using prozaic, depressed people should consume turmeric because it has been found to have the same effects as this pharmaceutical, but it is better because it does not causes side-effects. All you have to do is to add half a teaspoon of turmeric and a few cracks of fresh pepper to your salad or soup for a quick mood boost.
- Supports Weight Loss
The combination of black pepper and turmeric is a great solution for people dealing with excess weight because it has the ability to turn fat-storing cells into fat-burning cells. You can even add the combination to smoothies or use it as a rub on roasted vegetables.
- Lowers Inflammation
The combination of curcumin and piperine is especially beneficial for people dealing with oseoarthritis because they are potent inflammation fighters.