Friday, 24 January 2014

Top Nutraceuticals for Cancer Management

Today's post is written by Dr Nina Bailey, Head of Clinical Nutrition at Igennus Healthcare Nutrition. Igennus Healthcare Nutrition focus on providing natural means of improving health based on scientific research.

This post looks at the top Nutraceuticals for Cancer Management.

A high rate of cell proliferation (cell division) and a low rate of apoptosis (programmed cell death) are the hallmark of the abnormal cell growth attributed to cancer. In addition, inflammation in the tumour microenvironment is now recognised as one of the hallmarks of cancer. The anti-proliferative effects of several naturally occurring substances which offer anti-inflammatory properties and the ability to induce programmed cell death suggest that some key supplements may have a significant impact on halting disease progression.