Is There Really An Anti-Leukemia Fruit?

My mother has a female neighbor who is one of the kindest and lovely person she has ever met. Unfortunately, this neighbor suffers from leukemia. Every three months she has to have her blood tested to check if this disease has deteriorated since the last medical examination. However, there is great news for her and for so many others because last April The University of Waterloo in Ontario published in the journal “Cancer Research” its exciting research results about the awesome health benefits of avocado. The study was made to find out if avocado had the potential to fight leukemia and the results were very promising: The avocado compounds destroy leukemia stem cells. Of course, this is accomplished without any side-effects that often go along with many other therapies such as chemotherapy. This is fantastic news considering that each year at least 20,000 people are diagnosed with leukemia of which half of them unfortunately still fall victim to it. However, this could change after these groundbreaking research results. Vegans should make sure to make avocado part of their daily diet if not so already.

Whether making your best guacamole recipe or cutting up this pear-shaped fruit for a splash of delicious color in your salad, avocados have so many uses and health benefits.

Rich in antioxidants and Vitamins A, C, E, and K, avocados should definitely be part of your regular nutritional intake. A recent study appearing in Medical News Today explains how consuming avocados each day as part of a healthy diet can reduce levels of bad cholesterol in the body. Besides the nutritional value of avocados already well cited, scientists have discovered that this delectable fruit has the potential for offering non-toxic healing benefits for those who suffer from acute myeloid leukemia (AML).

Avocatin B Compound Benefits

New scientific findings are perhaps offering a ray of hope for those who suffer from AML. A team of 20 researchers, including Professor Paul A. Spagnuolo from the School of Pharmacy at the University of Waterloo in Ontario, studied the healing benefits of the avocado compound: Avocatin B. The team released their findings in the journal “Cancer Research,” this past April. Spagnuolo explains how avocatin B compounds in avocados destroy AML stem cells. Thus, the compound is a nutraceutical or isolated nutrient, which is a component derived from food with the potential for use in a clinical setting to treat one or more health-related conditions.

The study involved the use of a cell-based screen the team used to evaluate avocatin B’s effects on leukemia stem cells, and the findings were positive when revealing how the compound not only targets abnormal meyoblasts, but also shows that avocatin B doesn’t do any damage to healthy cells. Essentially, avocatin B destroys leukemia stem cells without doing additional harm to the body like other conventional cancer treatments.”

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