PURPLE POTATOES SLOW COLON CANCER IN MICE


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'Compounds found in purple potatoes suppressed the growth of colon cancer tumors in petri dishes and in mice by targeting the cancer’s stem cells.

Attacking stem cells is an effective way to counter cancer, says Jairam K.P. Vanamala, associate professor of food sciences at Penn State.

“You might want to compare cancer stem cells to roots of the weeds. You may cut the weed, but as long as the roots are still there, the weeds will keep growing back and, likewise, if the cancer stem cells are still present, the cancer can still grow and spread.”'



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