New laboratory findings published in the journal Chemical Research in Toxicology, suggest hops, a cone-like flower, could reduce the risk of breast cancer.
Led by Judy Bolton, professor and head of medicinal chemistry and pharmacognosy in the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) College of Pharmacy, researchers applied hops extract to “two different breast cell lines to see if they would affect estrogen metabolism,” which Bolton notes as a key mechanism in the development of breast cancer.
Researchers found 6-prenylnarigenin or 6-PN, was able to boost a detoxification pathway, which other studies have indicated as a link for lowering the risk of breast cancer....
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