Stone fruit share the berries’ secret!

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As you may have read in my previous post*, berries are very rich in substances which have anticancer properties, such as ellacig acid, for example.

Peaches, plums, nectarines, etc are at least as rich in anticancer elements, such as polyphenols (specially anthocyanidins), as small berries. These polyphenols induce apoptosis (suicide) in cancer cells, stimulate the immune system and inhibit the toxic effects induced by benzopyrenes by helping the body to expel carcinogenic toxins.


Stone fruit has also shown their efficacy against cancer cells of breast liver and colon, and it also lowers the level of cholesterol.



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  2. Fernández Martínez, Odile; 2013. Mis recetas anticáncer – Alimentación y vida anticancer. ISBAN 978-84-7953-437-0
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  4. Lee SH, et a1. Immunostimulatory effects of oriental plum (Prunus salicma‘ Lindl.). Comp Immunol Microbiol Infect Dis. 2009 Sep;32(5)1407-17.
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  6. Noratto G, Porter ,W Byrne D, Cisneros-Zevallos L. Identifying peach and plum polyphenols with chemopreventive potential against estrogen-independent breast cancer cells. J Agn’c Food Chem. 2009 Jun 24,‘57(12)15219-26.
  7. Yu MH, et al. Effect of immature plum on PMA-induced MMP-9 expression in human hepatocellular carcinoma. Nat Prod Res. 2009;23(8):704-18.
  8. Lea MA, et al. Inhibition of growth and induction of differentiation of colon cancer cells by peach and plum phenolic compounds. Anticancer Res. 2008 Jul- Aug; 28(4B):2067-76.
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Last modified on 29 January 2019
Dr Saskia H. Kloppenburg Vieth

Consultant in General Internal Medicine and Specialist in Complementary Cancer Care
MBBS, MRCIM (Spain), MSc Homeopathy, MFHom, Master practitioner in Ericksonian Hypnotherapy and Neurolinguistic Programming, MSc in Nutrition
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