Micronutrients are effective against leukemia

Summary This study tested the effect of a nutrient mixture (lysine, proline, ascorbic acid and green tea extract) on leukemia. The experiments were performed with human cells and it was found that this special nutrient mixture inhibited the growth of leukemia cells. More details can be found in the study. References S Harakeh, M Diab-Assaf, A Niedzwiecki, J…

Lysine counteracts leukemia progression

Summary This study evaluated the effect of the amino acid lysine against leukemia. Various analyses were performed, including those of cells. It was found that lysine was able to induce the death of malignant cells and decrease metalloproteinases (MMPs). MMPs are substances produced by malignant cells to digest the surrounding tissues and spread through the…

Vitamin C reduces the growth of leukemia cells

Summary This study evaluated the effects of vitamin C (ascorbic acid) against leukemia. The experiments showed that vitamin C reduced the growth of leukemia cells and it was concluded that vitamin C is effective against leukemia. Further details can be found in the study. References Steve Harakeh, Mona Diab-Assaf, Jihane C Khalife, Khalil A Abu-el-Ardat, Elias Baydoun, Aleksandra Niedzwiecki, Marwan E…

Lysine reduces tumor growth

Summary The present study was conducted to evaluate the biological effect of the natural amino acid lysine (i.e. its isopeptides) on tumor growth. To this end, the compound was tested on human leukemia cells (in vitro) and on leukemia tumors in mice (in vivo). It was found that lysine inhibited cancer cell growth (proliferation) both…

Vitamin D can reduce the risk for non-Hodgkin lymphoma

Summary A scientific study, carried out between 1985 and 2002 with 29,133 male smokers in Finland, examined the relationship between serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D (25(OH)D) and the incidence of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. It concluded that circulating 25(OH)D may provide a protective effect in the development of non-Hodgkin’s lymphomas. Further details can be found in the study. References…