The peanut could help fight cancer

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The molecule called resveratrol containing the peanut, could be key to combat resistance to chemotherapy and cancer cells, according to research from the Department of Genetics and Molecular Biology Center for Research and Advanced Studies (Cinvestav).

Although the peanut they contain it in less quantity than other foods, the study focused on deciphering the means by which the resveratrol It inhibits the spread of cancer cells and their contribution to eliminating the resistance that is generated to drugs such as cisplatin, a medicine used in the treatment of various types of cancer. Cancer.

Jorge Arturo Hern├índez Valencia, a graduate of the Department's doctorate, explained that the study was developed in a cell line of Cancer of cisplatin-resistant breast and it was demonstrated that the resveratrol activates the p53 protein, “known as the guardian of the genome and its genes that block the tumor's development of cells”.

It also increased the presence of proteins such as BAX, which are responsible for activating apoptosis (form of programmed cell death) and decreases the expression of the BCL-2 protein, responsible for the survival of a cell.

> In his blog, the nutrition specialist Fernanda Alvarado, says that the peanut within a correct diet, it also contributes to the prevention of heart disease, type 2 diabetes Y obesity, “although it is rich in fats, these belong to the group of unsaturated fats or” good fats “that contribute to the decrease of” bad “cholesterol, in addition it has proteins, antioxidants, vitamin E, folic acid and fiber”.

Same as him peanut, the skin of red grapes, blackberries and red wine contain resveratrol, which is also recognized as an antioxidant substance with cardiovascular and anti-aging benefits.


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