A new hope for a revolutionary cancer medicine has been found by scientists studying diabetes.
The bitter melon is a little known plat that grows only in Asia, Africa and the Caribbean.
It has been used in the past to treat diabetes, but the effects of it on cancer cells have caused a stir recently.
The juice of the bitter melon was found in lab studies to kill pancreatic cells, in a study conducted by the University of Colorado.
The results of these tests have shown promise that bitter melon juice may be able to cure cancer at a clinical level.
From the study:
“IHC analyses of MiaPaCa-2 xenografts showed that BMJ(Bitter Melon Juice) also inhibits proliferation, induces apoptosis and activates AMPK (adenosine monophosphate-activated protein kinase) in vivo.
Overall, BMJ exerts strong anticancer efficacy against human pancreatic carcinoma cells, both in vitro and in vivo, suggesting its clinical usefulness.”
The results are even more important due to pancreatic cancer being one of the hardest cancers to treat, and the survival rate even today still being pitifully low.
It is thought that bitter melon is so effective at battling cancer, due to the way it reacts with insulin in the body.
Cancer cells are known to feed off glucose in the body, and bitter melon is excellent at regulating insulin, reducing the amount of glucose in the cells.
Other forward-thinking cancer treatments to treat pancreatic cancer are also being explored, such as the use of cannabis.
Cannabis has been shown to be helpful in the treatment and cure of many serious illnesses, and advancements are being made constantly.