Several studies have revealed that at least one-third of the cancers are linked to the kind of food that we eat on a regular basis. As per the World Cancer Research Fund International, the overall diet plays an important role in the development of specific cancers. At the same time, there are certain food choices that can help in the prevention of cancer development. Out of all such food options, Blueberries are regarded as the “super foods” when it comes to adopting healthy lifestyles and the prevention of cancer.
Blueberries are full of antioxidants that are known to offer an array of potential health benefits. By observing the cervical cancer treatment results, a team of researchers has come to the conclusion that by the addition of blueberry extracts to the radiation therapy of cancer treatment, it can help in improving the overall efficacy of the given treatment.
Blueberry Extracts Target the Cancer Cells
In a typical research, it was found that a compound that is present in grapes & red wine can help in sensitizing the prostate cancer cells to the radiation therapy. The respective team of researchers found that blueberries are known to contain resveratrol along with flavonoids. Flavonoids are chemicals that are rich in antioxidant and contain antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties.
The given team of medical researchers performed the study of the blueberry extracts on the human cancer cells in the latest study. The results of the tests were compared with that of the radiation therapy in the treatment of cancer. It was revealed that while radiation therapy helped in the reduction of the number of cancer cells by around 20 percent, the utilization of the blueberry extracts alone helped in around 25 percent reduction in the overall cancer cells.