SANTA CLARA, Calif., Jan. 12, 2007 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) -- The Dr. Rath Research Institute, a leader in the study of scientific approaches to control cancer by natural means, has recently published a study in the Experimental Lung Research (32:517-530) journal confirming the anti-metastatic effectiveness of this synergistic micronutrient mixture.
The study, entitled "Inhibition of pulmonary metastasis of melanoma B16FO cells in C57BL/6 mice by a nutrient mixture consisting of ascorbic acid, lysine, proline, arginine, and green tea extract" demonstrates that the administration of these micronutrients resulted in the reduction of melanoma cancer metastasis to the lungs by up to 86%. Higher anti-metastatic activity was observed when this nutrient synergy was delivered directly to the blood stream (iv injection), but its dietary intake also significantly suppressed lung metastases (by 63%).
"These in vivo studies prove that the research strategy to control cancer growth and spread by increasing the natural stability and strength of the connective tissue developed by Dr. Rath more than 10 years ago is the most effective approach to control cancer. All cancer types spread to other bodily organs by digesting the surrounding connective tissue, which otherwise constrains their movement and expansion in the body. Our earlier studies documented that a specific combination of several micronutrients can inhibit the enzymes that destroy connective tissue and block cancer cells spread.
"In addition, we have shown that these nutrients affect other key mechanisms of cancer: they inhibit the growth of tumors, induce their natural death (apoptosis), and block angiogenesis -- the formation of new blood vessels providing nourishment to tumors. Now, with the in vivo confirmation that this powerful nutrient combination can control metastasis, we finally have an answer to how to fight cancer effectively and safely," said Executive Research Director Dr. Aleksandra Niedzwiecki.
Cancer is the second leading cause of death for both men and women worldwide. Approximately 90% of cancer deaths result from metastasis -- the invasion of cancer to various organs in the body. Despite this fact, less than 100 laboratories in the world focus on understanding how metastasis works.
Dr. Niedzwiecki continued, "With the proper nutritional support, many cancer deaths could be avoided. Dr. Rath and our research team are proud to be at the forefront of such important research, combating cancer with safe, effective, natural compounds."
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