- Jan 09, 2018 -
The combination of blueberry extract and radiation therapy has a significant effect on the treatment of cervical cancer, a us study has found.
In vitro studies of human cancer cells by researchers at the university of Missouri school of medicine show that combining blueberry extract with radiation can effectively improve the effectiveness of cervical cancer treatment.
According to the relevant data, in addition to resveratrol in the blueberry pulp, it also has the antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties of flavonoids. The researchers used the blueberry extract as a radiosensitizer and used human cervical cancer cell lines to simulate clinical radiotherapy.
The results showed that only about 20 percent of the cancer cells received radiotherapy were reduced, while the number of cancer cells receiving radiotherapy and using blueberry extract decreased by about 70 percent.