Press "Enter" to skip to content

Walnuts Could Lower Breast Cancer Linked Gene Expression

Marshall University researchers connect walnut consumption as one of the contributing factors that can possibly restrain the growth and endurance of breast cancers. According to Professor W. Elaine Hardman and Marshall University team, the consumption of 2 Ounces of walnuts on a daily basis for almost 2 Weeks can alter gene expression in breast cancers. This is a new pilot-scale study ongoing in the Marshall University connecting dietary walnut with tumor growth, metastasis, and survival in breast cancer. The walnut consumption has shown to slow the cancer growth as well as reduces risks of mammary cancer.

The gene expression alteration was determined through the RNA sequencing expression profiling wherein the expression of 456 known genes was found to have changed after the consumption of walnut. Even the other cases such as pathway triggering apoptosis, cell adhesion, and inhibition of pathway promoting cell migration and proliferation could clearly be understood with the help of Ingenuity Pathway Analysis. The clinical evidence is required to back the fact that walnut consumption can lower the risk of breast cancer or its recurrence. The current modern research is a bonus for the researchers as a healthy dietary product was found to have a massive impact on cancer.

The Vanderbilt Center for Mucosal Inflammation and Cancer researchers have recently found that the cancer drug named DFMO (difluoromethylornithine) was found to have a direct effect on the bacterium Helicobacter pylori thereby lowering its virulence.  This bacterial infection is found to cause stomach cancer such as gastric cancer in infected individuals. The drug has been well-known for its ability to shut down the development of cell growth compounds but its new upshot is definitely a surprise and a bonus for the cancer research. The difficulty in eradicating the bacteria is basically due to its evolution in the humans during generations and thus using the drug directly against it seems next to impossible but affecting its virulence is not a bad option.

Be First to Comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *