"SEED FOODS" AGAINST CANCER
"Prostatic, breast, and colon cancer rates are higher in populations consuming relatively large quantities of meat and lower in populations whose diet is rich in such ‘seed foods’ as maize, beans, and rice," reports the Journal of the American Medical Association (May 27, 1983).
Walter D. Troll, PhD at New York University School of Medicine, has drawn this conclusion from analysis of epidemiologic studies. He has devoted more than ten years proving that "certain enzymes common to all seeds, when injected into laboratory mice previously inoculated with melanoma cells, prevented the development of cancers in the mice." A control group of mice was less fortunate.
At Houston’s MD Anderson Hospital and Tumor Institute, Fredrick F. Becker, MD has been studying the effect of Edipro A, a soy protein, on tumor development. A strain of mouse in which liver tumors develop spontaneously was given the protein. Tumor formation was inhibited and the effects were dose related.
Both of these scientists need further work to understand their findings on "protease inhibitor" enzymes more fully. They both report, however, that research funding for new, innovative types of "nutritional manipulation of cancer control" is difficult to obtain. "No one has shown much interest in funding this particular line of work," according to Dr. Troll.
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Article from NOHA NEWS, Vol. IX, No. 4, Fall 1984, page 2.