Orally Administered Beta-Glucan May Prevent Cancer


Visitors: 606

A recent study has shown that immune stimulation has a significant effect on tumor growth in animal specimens. Safe and effective forms of immune stimulation can enhance cellular immunity, which in turn enhances the activities of T-helper cells and natural killer cells.

Beta Glucan has been shown to increase activation of macrophages, lymphocyte production, and natural killer cell activity. Several studies have indicated that Beta Glucan can also increase levels of IL-1, and TNF-alpha, both of which are instrumental in immune system coordination, and can help the body eliminate tumors more efficiently.

The use of Beta Glucan is of special interest to the cancer patient undergoing chemotherapy and/or radiation treatment. This is due to the fact that beta glucans have shown an amazing ability to accelerate recovery in irradiated animal specimens, even when it is given after the radiation dose. It can also stimulate recovery of bone marrow following chemotherapy, something vital to restriction of tumor growth and prevention of infectious complications during treatment.

Although the data provided in this study is still quite premature, and needs to be confirmed with a larger, more controlled trial, it does demonstrate the effectiveness and potential of Beta Glucan as a treatment for cancerous tumors.

Jeremy Maddock is the webmaster of Immune Wellness , your source for high quality information about Beta Glucan and other health products.


Article Source:

Rate this Article: 
New breast cancer treatment Chinese medicine prevent breast cancer metastasis
Rated 4 / 5
based on 5 votes

Related Articles:

Beta-Carotene – Cancer Fighter

by: Chris Chenoweth (December 19, 2006) 
(Health and Fitness)

Assessing Beta Quality And Avoiding Pitfalls Of Beta-Neutral Portfolios

by: Alan Illing (March 05, 2008) 

Beta Testing Games - How to Apply For a Beta Game Tester Job

by: Ryan K Lim (January 07, 2009) 

Beta Blockers - High Blood Pressure Medication & Beta Blocker Side Effects

by: Alvin Hopkinson (December 18, 2007) 
(Health and Fitness/Medicine)

Stock Beta Calculation Beta Risk Recommendation!

by: Daniel Molano (July 10, 2008) 

Cancer Prevention - 5 Natural Foods That Prevent Cancer

by: James S. Pendergraft (December 17, 2008) 

Cancer Prevention - 14 Things You Can Do to Prevent Cancer

by: James S. Pendergraft (December 05, 2008) 

You Too Can Prevent Cancer, Including Breast Cancer

by: Victor Graham (December 11, 2006) 

Should We Treat Cancer or Prevent Cancer?

by: Troy Winters (October 18, 2005) 

New breast cancer treatment Chinese medicine prevent breast cancer metastasis

by: Kason Mou (July 07, 2011) 
(Health and Fitness/Diseases)