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Colon cancer is one of the most common cancers, affecting both men and women. There have been a good number of natural remedies and foods that have been linked to prevention of this cancer, but there have not been many studies, which show that these remedies kill cancer cells.
However a recent study published in the Journal Cancer Research has found an active anti-cancer component in coconut oil. Lauric acid, a major ingredient of this oil, has been shown in a University of Adelaide study to kill over 90% of the colon cancer cells after just two days of treatment.
This study was conducted in vitro, but the researchers believe that lauric acid could also induce cancer cell death in clinical studies as well.
Why is it that many in vitro studies never get past this stage and move onto clinical trials? This is because clinical trials are very expensive, making it difficult for those who are not involved in mainstream pharmaceutical research, to find funding.
Pharmaceutical companies have little interest in funding these types of studies, as they cannot patent the oil, so there is no money in it for them.
Clinical studies by the American Society for Nutrition have shown that the fats in coconut oil can help to prevent and treat diabetes, herpes, hepatitis, gallbladder disease, cancer, and Crohn’s disease.
Coconut oil has also be shown to decrease the toxic and often devastating side effects of chemotherapy.
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