Scientists: carrots is beneficial for prostate cancer


British researchers say that regular carrots could become a new weapon in the fight against prostate cancer, according to the publication Daily Mail.

A team of scientists from the University of York, led by Professor Norman Maitland found that a daily diet rich in vitamin A can beat prostate cancer, because it makes it more vulnerable to drugs.

Scientists have shown that vitamin A derivative - retinoic acid - reduces the ability of cancer cells to spread to the healthy tissue. "In this case we are talking about prevention, not about treatment, but this way you can make the cancer less aggressive to stop its spread," - said Maitland.

Communication low vitamin A level of prostate cancer has long been identified, however, its mechanism is still remained clear. Large amounts of vitamin A is found in foods such as carrots, sweet potatoes, and cabbage and other leafy green vegetables.

The share of prostate cancer now accounts for 10 percent of all deaths due to cancer in men. The main reasons for its development are: age, genetic predisposition, and the imbalance nutrienov.

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