Modified citrus pectin and cancer
Posted by Jonathan Chamberlain on October 5, 2010
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Scientists at Columbia University have recently published a paper showing that MCP stops the growth of prostate cancer cells in rhe laboratory. This effect was seen in both hormone-dependent and hormone-independent forms of the disease.
Pectin is found in many fruits, including citrus fruits. It is what we use to make jam set, and is found mostly in the pips and the pith of citrus fruits. The pectin in MCP has been changed to make it easier for the body to take it in through the gut.
Two newly developed forms of MCP are marketed as PectaSol and PectaSol-C,