The National Cancer Institute (NCI) estimates that more than 75,000 new cases of melanoma emerge every year in the United States, and roughly 10,000 people die from the condition annually. The disease usually first shows up in the form of a mole or other oddly pigmented skin or tissue, including tissue found in the eyes and intestines, and spreads from there. And conventional medicine's only solution to melanoma is to blast it with chemotherapy or radiation.
But the science shows that there is another, safer option to not only prevent melanoma, but also to treat it without causing harmful side effects. Numerous peer-reviewed studies show that resveratrol not only blocks the growth and spread of melanoma, but also disrupts the activation and expression of certain proteins and other substances that feed and sustain this pervasive type of skin cancer.
Resveratrol possesses an amazing array of anti-cancer properties and mechanisms, studies show
Three years later, in 2008, at least four separate studies also found that resveratrol, especially when injected for maximum bioavailability, inhibits the growth and spread of melanoma. One study out of the University of Wisconsin at Madison (UW-M) found that both oral and peritumor injection of resveratrol can help treat uveal melanoma (http://science.naturalnews.com), while another study out of the University of California, Irvine (UCI) identified a different mechanism by which resveratrol fights melanoma, in this case by disrupting a nitric oxide-generated feedback loop (http://science.naturalnews.com).
"These data suggest that resveratrol can inhibit tumor growth and can induce apoptosis (cell death) via the intrinsic mitochondrial pathway and that by further increasing bioavailability of resveratrol the potency of the [nutrient] can be increased, leading to tumor regression," wrote the authors of the UW-M study. "The nontoxic nature of the [nutrient] at levels needed for therapy make resveratrol an attractive candidate for the treatment of uveal melanoma."
"RESV (resveratrol) shows promise as a novel therapeutic in the management of melanoma for its selective anti-tumor activity in vitro," wrote the authors of a 2010 study on resveratrol that was published in The Journal of Surgical Research (http://science.naturalnews.com).
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