Resveratrol may treat some cancer better than chemotherapy

February 3, 2009

Madison, Wis. -Resveratrol may be more effective than chemotherapy in treating five cancers, and may have anti-aging effects as well as prevent heart disease, associatedcontent.com reports.

Madison, Wis.

- Resveratrol may be more effective than chemotherapy in treating five cancers, and may have anti-aging effects as well as prevent heart disease, associatedcontent.com reports.

According to the

Capital Times

, resveratrol has been shown in mice to shrink tumors and kill malignant cancer cells without harming healthy cells in skin melanoma, breast cancer, neuroblastoma, ocular melanoma and retinal blastoma.

Researchers have been studying resveratrol’s treatment potential for cancers for five years, and recently applied for permission to use resveratrol in treating babies and children with neuroblastoma, associatedcontent.com reports.