The Juice That Kills Cancer Cells

the-juice-that-kills-cancer-cells_300Scientists at the University of Colorado have found an all-natural juice that stops cancer cells from using sugar, cuts off their energy supply and kills them. It doesn’t harm normal cells.

The cancer-killing juice is the juice of the bitter melon.

“Three years ago researchers showed the effect of bitter melon extract on breast cancer cells only in a Petri dish. This study goes much, much farther. We used the juice — people especially in Asian countries are already consuming it in quantity. We show that it affects the glucose metabolism pathway to restrict energy and kill pancreatic cancer cells,” says researcher Rajesh Agarwal, Ph.D.

“It’s a very exciting finding,” Agarwal says. “Many researchers are engineering new drugs to target cancer cells’ ability to supply themselves with energy, and here we have a naturally-occurring compound that may do just that.”


Carl Lowe

By Carl Lowe

has written about health, fitness and nutrition for a wide range of publications including Prevention Magazine, Self Magazine and Time-Life Books. The author of more than a dozen books, he has been gluten-free since 2007.