Holistic Health Show with Carl Helvie logoResearch published recently in the International Journal of Oncology concluded that a derivative of vitamin A known as retinoic acid that is found in carrots and sweet potatoes helps pre-cancer cells revert back to normal cells. The researchers exposed four types of breast cells to different concentrations of retinoic acid including normal, precancerous, cancerous, and fully aggressive cancer cells. They noted that precancer cells began to look like normal cells in shape but also changed their genetic signature back to normal. There were 443 genes in the precancer cells that were either up or down regulated on their way to becoming cancerous and that changed back to normal. The researcher said “we were able to see this effect of retinoic acid because we were looking at four distinct stages of breast cancer. However, the cells that were fully cancerous did not respond to the retinoic acid suggesting that there may be a small window of opportunity for the compound to help in preventing cancer progression. In addition, they found that only one concentration of the retinoic acid (about one micro Molar) produced the anti-cancer effect. They found that lower doses produced no change and higher doses produced a smaller effect. Further research is planned.

NB: IT IS INTERESTING TO ME THAT WHEN I HAD LUNG CANCER 39 YEARS AGO, MY DOCTOR PRESCRIBED HIGH DOSES OF VITAMIN A FOR THE PURPOSE OF PREVENTING NORMAL CELLS CONVERTING TO CANCER CELLS. THIS IS ONE OF THE LAST PRESCRIBED TREATMENTS IN MY REGIME TO BE VALIDATED BY RESEARCH. WHAT A PROGRESSIVE DOCTOR I HAD IN DR TOM ROBERTS FOR WHOM I WILL BE FOREVER GRATEFUL. GOD BLESS YOU DR ROBERTS FOR ALL YOU DID FOR ME AND OTHERS.