Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Dental Did You Know: Avocados and Oral Cancer

A study published in Seminars in Cancer Biology showed that phytochemicals kill some cancer cells and prevent precancerous cells from developing into cancer. The mechanism appears to be programmed cell death.

(Dr. Skariah's Comment: Hmmm... I wonder if other phytochemicals (e.g. flaxseed) have the same effect?)

Source: FYI Research, AGD Impact, December 2007, Vol 35, No 12, pg 20-21.

Hans Skariah, B.Sc., DMD
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