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Sunday, July 27, 2008

Maca Fights Cancer

There is now good evidence that the glucosinolates in maca (Lepidium meyenii) can fight cancer. This news comes from the Department of Biological and Physiological Sciences, Faculty of Sciences and Philosophy and Instituto de Investigaciones de la Altura, Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia, Lima, Peru. Their department has done a terrific amount of research into maca. Glucosinolates are substances found in many cruciferous begetables, such as broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower. These substances are so good, my motto is "A day without broccoli is a wasted day."

Reference
  • Gonzales, Gustavo F., and Luis G.Valerio. 2006. Medicinal Plants from Peru: A Review of Plants as Potential Agents Against Cancer. Anti-Cancer Agents in Medicinal Chemistry (Formerly Current Medicinal Chemistry, Volume 6, Number 5, September 2006 , pp. 429-444.

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