Medical scientists from the United States and Canada, led by Dr. Paul Spagnolo, have completed a long study to determine the benefits of avocados for the body. Medical scientists have discovered that avocados have anti-cancer properties. In certain cases, this plant inhibits an enzyme that promotes the growth of cancer cells in leukemia (blood cancer). The results of the study were published in the journal Blood.
Medical scientists from the United States and Canada, led by Dr. Paul Spagnolo of the University of Guelph in Ontario, have been researching natural products and nutritional supplements that are potentially effective against leukemia. They were looking for a substance that could inhibit the enzyme VLCAD, which is involved in the metabolism of leukemia cells.
“This is the first time that we have identified VLCAD as a target in the fight against cancer,” said Spagnolo. According to him, the researchers found that the avocado fruit, which contains the substance avocation B, can inhibit an enzyme critical for cancer cell growth. Prior to this discovery, avocation B had already been clinically tested as a supplement for the treatment of diabetes.