Published By : 08 Feb 2018 | Published By : QYRESEARCH
While cancer continues to be among the most prominent chronic diseases across the World, the growing awareness regarding breast cancer has shown how prominent this segment is. And consequently, a number of research and development activities are currently underway to detect the cause as well as devise a therapy. A group of scientists at the Cedars-Sinai Medical Center have found that food may hold the key to the prevention of deadly type of breast cancer from spreading.
It has been detected that limitation of a specific amino acid, called as asparagine, can drastically curtail the possibilities of cancer tissues to travel to different parts of the body. The scientists have managed to use new techniques to restrict diet in laboratory mice that had triple-negative breast cancer and noted positive results.
Some of the food that are rich in asparagine are whey, dairy, poultry, beef, fish, eggs, seafood, potatoes, asparagus, seeds, nuts, whole grains, and soy. On the other hand, most of the fruits and vegetables are generally low on asparagine content.
This study is a progression on results that identified tumor cells that remain in primary breast site but a small fraction of the cells move beyond breast and enter the bloodstream. These cells then colonize in the brain, lungs, and liver, and proliferate. It has also been noted by the researchers that metastasis also was substantially reduced as a result of limiting asparagine synthetase.
The next stage under consideration is early-phase clinical trial, in which healthy participants will be consuming a low-asparagine diet.