By using very advanced methods of X-ray crystallography, a Chinese-American team has shown that the active ingredient in curcuma, curcumin, specifically blocks the activity of an enzyme which is necessary for tumor growth. Download the column
One study has recently shown that apigenin and luteolin, two polyphenols found in large quantities in celery and parsley, can prevent the development of pancreatic cancer. Download this column.
Aside from being harmful to the cardiovascular system, two important new studies have shown that excessive consumption of salt promotes inflammation and creates conditions favorable to the development of stomach cancer as well as of certain autoimmune diseases. Download this column.