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Bioavailable Quercetin Could Help Fight Colorectal Cancer

Quercetin may help fight colorectal cancer.

With approximately one in nineteen men or women in the United States developing colorectal cancer over the course of a lifetime, this cancer is considered fairly common.54 It has an overall 5-year survival rate of over 65%, and early detection increases this survival rate to over 90%.54 However, advanced colorectal cancer is often resistant to chemotherapy drugs, and the 5-year survival rate for metastasized cancer is only about 11%.54-55

Treating human colorectal cancer cell lines with bioavailable concentrations of both trans-pterostilbene and quercetin induced significant apoptosis of these cancer cells. When of tumors developed from these cell lines which were grafted onto mice were treated with clinical dosages (10-20 mg) of the quercetin/trans-pterostilbene combination, there was significant suppression of tumor growth. When used in conjunction with radiotherapy, grafted tumors were completely eliminated in the majority of the tumor-bearing mice—possibly by inhibiting antioxidant proteins produced by tumor cells that made them resistant to radiation-induced cell death. Moreover, all toxic side effects from the radiation/polyphenol treatment, measureable by levels of various enzymes in the blood, were completely eliminated within 30 days of treatment.55

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