Scientists developing cancer-fighting chicken
Scientists at Ohio State University's Comprehensive Cancer Center are now
aiming at turning chicken into a cancer-fighting food...with the help of a
natural plant extract, and a little time.
Researchers say mixing chicken feed with a natural substance found in
cotton - gossypol - could help turn chickens, and their eggs, into potent
â€œIn experimental systems, and I want to emphasize that, it has been shown
to slow cancer growth. In some model systems, it prevents the spread of cancer,â€
says Michael Caliguiri, MD, at Ohio State University's James Cancer
To get this natural extract into humans, Young C. Lin
State University's Comprehensive Cancer Center suggested first feeding it to
chickens, and then feeding those chickens to humans to allow them to absorb the
gossypol slowly and more naturally.
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