The bitter melon is a kind of fruit usually used for the treatment of diabetes and many other diseases and illnesses. This fruit can be found on the territory of Africa, Asia and the Caribbean.
The University of Colorado has discovered and proved that this powerful fruit has properties that kill the pancreatic cancer cells in mice and in vitro. In vivo tests and in vitro have shown the effectiveness of the bitter melon in treating all kinds of cancer, but especially the pancreatic cancer, so its qualities stay appealing to the medical industry for advanced analysis.
The bitter melon juice is also able to inhibit the proliferation, activate the apoptosis and triggers adenosine monophosphate-activated protein kinase or AMPK, in vivo, presented the IHC analyses of MiaPaCa-2 xenografts. Also, the bitter melon juice shows large anticancer efficacy in the treatment of pancreatic carcinoma cells, in the cases of in vivo and in vitro, appointing to his clinical usefulness.
Because the pancreatic cancer is usually discovered later, it is one of the trickiest kind of cancer to treat that doesn’t leave enough time for its treatment.
Similar plant that can do the same effect like the bitter melon is the Cannabis. The cannabinoids from the Cannabis have been effective in reducing the apoptic or programmed death of the human pancreatic cancer cells in vitro and removing the pancreatic tumor growth in vivo. The cannabis, because of this, has become one of the most popular methods of treatment because of its aggressive approach and promising results in the fight against the cancer.
The insulin receptors that are part in many cancerous tumors, deliver glucose to the cancer cells, aiding them to multiply and grow. The research has shown that the insulin is able to motivate the pancreatic cells to grow, but the bitter melon has great properties that regulate the insulin levels, and this could easily prevent the pancreatic cancer to grow any further.
Dr. Rajesh Agarwal led the Colorado University study. The effects of this powerful fruit were tested on four different types of pancreatic cancer cells in mice and in vitro. When the in vivo studies have started, mice were injected with the pancreatic tumor cells and they were separated into 2 different groups randomly. The first group of mice was the control group, and it was given water, while the second group was given bitter melon juice for 6 weeks.
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