Pepper and ginger together may help prevent cancer
Although some studies suggest that capsaicin , a component that gives sting to peppers, may lead to cancer, new research shows that combining pepper and ginger can reduce the chances of the disease. Scientists have observed that capsaicin and 6-gingerol, found in ginger, bind to the same cellular receptor that is associated with tumor growth. For weeks, researchers fed rats with a propensity for lung cancer with capsaicin and 6-gingerol separately, and a combination of both.
Over the time studied, mice that received only capsaicin developed lung cancer , while half of the mice that received 6-gingerol developed the disease.
The result that surprised the researchers was that only 20% of the mice that fed on both compounds developed cancer. Now researchers are looking for the potential molecular basis for understanding how the compounds interact to have this effect.
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