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Bitter Melon Could Slow Head And Neck Cancer Growth

By: for The Huffington Post on Dec. 2, 2013
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Bitter melon (karela)

A vegetable commonly used in Asian cooking could be promising against cancer, a new study in animals suggests.

Researchers from Saint Louis University found that bitter melon extract seemed to slow growth of head and neck cancer cells in mice.

"It's difficult to measure the exact impact of bitter melon extract treatment on the cell growth, but a combination of things -- existing drug therapy along with bitter melon -- may help the efficacy of the overall cancer treatment," study researcher Ratna Ray, Ph.D., an associate professor of pathology at the university, said in a statement.

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