Wednesday, February 7, 2007

Dichloroacetate as an anti cancer?

According to a post on, scientists might have found an anti cancer agent. Though it's not yet tested on human this sounds really promising.

Bonnet from University of Alberta, Canada tested DCA on human cells cultured outside the body where it killed lung, breast and brain cancer cells, but left healthy cells alone. Rats plump with tumors shrank when they were fed water supplemented with DCA. Cancer cells don't use the little power stations found in most human cells - the mitochondria. Instead, they use glycolysis, which is less effective and more wasteful.

If you really are interested you could see the discussion about DCA and cancer or go the DCA research homepage.

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