Causes, Diet: Prevention, Nelson
Professor Nelson explains that chlorophyll is a remarkable energy scavenger and that there is some hint that if you consume chlorophyll you can intercept chemical species, that damage proteins, DNA, and RNA.
William Nelson, M.D., Ph.D. is a researcher at the Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center at Johns Hopkins. HIs research focuses on the molecular causes involved in the development of prostate cancer. This has led to the discoveries that inflammation, diet, and gene "silencing" have roles in prostate cancer development. â€œLeafy green type vegetables have chlorophyll and chlorophyll is a remarkable energy scavenger. And there is some hint that if you consume chlorophyll you can intercept reactive kinds of chemical species, things might damage proteins, DNA, RNA inside the cell. You might intercept them before they get into the cell and cause damage and then protect against cancer involved with those. And that's just the beginning. There are all kinds of things in food. I think fruits and vegetables are very likely to be protective. I think a safe recommendation at this point is the one that American Cancer Society makes which is try and get in five servings of fruits and vegetables a day. But I think as we learn more and more and more about them, we'll begin to understand almost to a therapy kind of degree what we're actually eating.â€
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