Proanthocyanidins from grapeseed extract may hamper the growth of oral cancer cells, according to a recent study published in the journal BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine.
Proanthocyanidins are chemicals in the flavonoid family, naturally occurring in the seeds and skins of grapes (including red wine), pine bark, green and black tea, and berries including bilberries, cranberries, chokeberries and black currant berries. They have been shown to act as antioxidants and protect against DNA damage from tobacco, as well as to be selectively toxic to various forms of cancer cells, including breast, gastric, lung and prostate cancers. They have also been shown to retard the growth of breast, colon, oral and prostate cancers.
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