UNITED STATES (VOP TODAY NEWS) — Scientists have found that compounds in coffee can slow or even stop the growth of prostate cancer.
Scientists from Japan studied the effects of two common compounds commonly found in coffee beans, in a pilot study to reduce tumor growth in rat cells.
“Cafestol” and “Kahweol acetate” inhibit growth in cells resistant to common anti-cancer drugs.
Scientists stress the need to be cautious when applying these results to humans, but said the compounds could be candidates for treatment of drug-resistant prostate cancer, if confirmed in humans.
Hydrocarbons are often stripped, which can be found in espresso and filtered coffee.
The results, published in The Prostate, were presented at the 34th European Congress of the Urology Association in Barcelona.
“We found that capitol and Kahweol acetate prevented growth of cancer cells in mice, but this combination must work synergistically, slowing the growth of the tumor significantly,” said Dr. Hiroaki Iwamoto of the Faculty of Medical Studies at Kanazawa University. Untreated mice”.
“After 11 days, untreated tumors grew three times the original size (342 percent), while tumors in mice treated with the two compounds grew by just over half (167 percent), more than the original size,” Iwamoto said.
Dr. Iwamoto pointed out that this study is experimental, so the use of coffee compounds is scientifically possible, but it needs more research, which means that it can not be applied yet in humans.
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