Apigenin, Found In Celery And Parsley, Could Help Fight Breast Cancer


A substance found in celery and parsley could pack a powerful punch against breast cancer, according to a new study in mice.
Researchers from the University of Missouri found that apigenin seems to have an effect on certain kinds of breast cancer tumors associated with the hormone progestin given along with estrogen to women as part of hormone replacement therapy for menopause, and is known to increase the risk of breast cancer.
"We do know that apigenin slowed the progression of human breast cancer cells in three ways: by inducing cell death, by inhibiting cell proliferation, and by reducing expression of a gene associated with cancer growth," study researcher Salman Hyder, a professor of biomedical sciences at the College of Veterinary Medicine and the Dalton Cardiovascular Research Center at the University of Missouri, said in a statement.

Source  - Huffington Post