Grape seeds can inhibit cancer cell

Grape seed now many researched properties for health. One of them is the ability to cope with skin cancer and prevent blindness. Not only that, a recent research shows that grape seed extract is able to kill cancer cells in the neck and head. The findings are published in the journal Carcinogenesis.

The advantages of this is that grape seed extract can kill cancer cells without disrupting healthy cells. "The effect is quite dramatic," said Rajesh Agarwal, PhD, researcher at the University of Colorado Cancer Center and professor in the Skaggs School of Pharmaceutical Sciences.

However, the effectiveness of grape seed extract still depends on the ability of healthy cells to survive the damage. "Cancer cells spread very quickly. But there are also conditions in which they can not grow, so that cancer cells will die," added Agarwal.

According to Agarwal, grape seed extract may create unfavorable conditions for cancer cells, because it inhibits the growth of cancer cells.

Agarwal hoped that these findings was developed further toward clinical trials. He said that this research has the potential as an adjunct to therapy in treating both early head and neck cancer.

Head and neck cancer (cancer outside the brain, eyes and spinal cord) appeared at an average age of 59 years. Causes of head and neck cancer is usually caused by the habit of chewing tobacco, drinking habits alkhol. Eighty-five percent of head and neck cancer associated with tobacco use.