Ginger For Colon Cancer?

Researchers have discovered that ginger lowers signs of inflammation in the gut. The medicinal plant could therefore be a means of protecting against colon cancer. Ginger for Cancer? PraxisVITA has the background.

The results of a pilot study sounded promising: ginger influenced inflammatory values ​​in the intestines of healthy volunteers. Animal studies have shown that the flavoring compound “6-gingerol” slows the growth of colon cancer cells. Scientists took this finding as an opportunity to investigate in a new study whether ginger helps against cancer and could reduce the risk of malignant intestinal tumors.

Can Ginger Cure Cancer?

The result: In a comparison of intestinal biopsies from 20 patients with elevated inflammation scores at the beginning and end of the study, the researchers found that those who ate ginger had, on average, 28 percent lower inflammation scores than those who took the placebo.

However, it is not yet clear whether the altered signs of inflammation are associated with a reduction in the risk of colon cancer. The study leaders advise further investigations that deal with the topic “ginger against cancer”.

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Written by Ashley Wright

I am a Registered Nutritionist-Dietitian. Shortly after taking and passing the licensure examination for Nutritionist-Dietitians, I pursued a Diploma in Culinary Arts, so I am also a certified chef. I decided to supplement my license with a study in the culinary arts because I believe that it will help me harness the best of my knowledge with real-world applications that can help people. These two passions form part and parcel of my professional life, and I am excited to work with any project that involves food, nutrition, fitness, and health.

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