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starving away cancer

Posted in Uncategorized by huhinteresting on February 12, 2010

Wednesday, February 10th was the first day of TED 2010 and featured a wonderful talk by Dr. William Li about the use of antiangiogenic substances in foods to “starve out cancer”.

Angiogenesis is the growth of blood vessels. Restricting or blocking too much growth can stave off cancerous disease. What I found most fascinating is the following statistic: in autopsies of auto accident victims, 40% carried microscopic harmless cancers (breast and prostate for women and men respectively). By inhibiting blood vessel growth these cancers remain harmless.

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