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Vitamin A can prevent cancer

Updated: Friday, Aug 08,2014, 3:27:33 PM
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We all know that A is of great benefit to human body. Do you know the prevention of vitamin A in cancer also have a good effect?

Vitamin A is effective in preventing cancer, eat more foods containing vitamin A, is one of the effective measures to prevent cancer, vitamin A is a fat soluble vitamin, mainly exists in mammals and fish liver. But the vegetables, such as spinach, carrots, rape, and some dark fruits contain carotene, they are absorbed, into vitamin A in the human gut, liver.

To understand the profound effect of vitamin A

The main function of vitamin A is to promote growth, protect all mucosa and epithelial tissue. In addition, it is also an important component of the eye retina rhodopsin synthesis. Human body lacks vitamin A, there will be night blindness, eye dry, rough, dull hair and nails, stunted growth decreased resistance and children and other symptoms. In addition, also found that vitamin A plays an important role in cancer prevention.

60's foreign someone 113 Syrian golden hamsters were made strong carcinogen benzopyrene contact 3, 4- experiment, to one of 60 hamsters fed large doses of vitamin A, the remaining 53 not give vitamin A. The results, not to the 53 Syrian golden hamsters were vitamin A, 16 induced by vitamin A, given in 60 hamster only 1 appeared in lung cancer. The vitamin A anticancer results coming out. Therefore, vitamin A has anticancer efficacy was recognized, and known as the "anti-cancer vitamin".

The anticancer effect of vitamin A are as follows:

The inhibition of differentiation of epithelial cells, promote epithelial cells of normal mature, even reverse malignant cells.

● carotenoids are antioxidants, can remove harmful free radicals, prevent the chain reaction of free radical initiation.

● can re-establish a cell gap junction and cell to cell contact inhibition, unlimited proliferation restricted cell.

● vitamin A can prevent the close combination of carcinogen with the DNA, but is itself helps to repair DNA damage, prevent tumor growth.

● can promote immunity improvement.

The tumor cells can inhibit the synthesis of prostaglandin E2. A high concentration in tumor cells of the immune system and prostaglandin E2, prostaglandin E2 inhibited the body, giving vitamin A can restore the immune activity.

● tumor patients in radiotherapy, chemotherapy, the tumor cell and also can make normal cells by a certain injury, produce considerable side effects, such as decreased immune function, leukopenia, gastrointestinal symptoms, then easily lead to bacterial infection, pulmonary infection. Therefore, in the course of radiotherapy, chemotherapy and more food rich in vitamin A food for improving immunity, increase appetite, inhibiting the growth of cancer cells and so on all the benefits.

The expert reminds: the efficacy of a cancer depends on the early detection and early treatment, so patients don't lose confidence, once the disease, should as soon as possible to the hospital for treatment.

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