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Dark Colored Maple Syrup?!?

SandiaBuddy
SandiaBuddy Member Posts: 1,204 **
edited March 2019 in Colorectal Cancer #1

Okay, this one is just for fun, but hey, you never know: https://www.spandidos-publications.com/ol/17/3/2713

It has been previously reported that dark‑colored maple syrup exerts an inhibitory effect on colorectal cancer (CRC) proliferation and invasion. In the present study, the underlying mechanism of CRC cell growth inhibition was examined with dark‑colored maple syrup treatment . .  It was also indicated that CRC cells treated with dark‑colored maple syrup exhibited decreased proliferating cell nuclear antigen (PCNA) expression and S‑phase cell cycle arrest. Dark‑colored maple syrup treatment also resulted in altered expression of cell cycle‑associated genes, including cyclin‑dependent kinase (CDK)4 and CDK6. In conclusion, these data suggested that dark‑colored maple syrup induced S‑phase cell cycle arrest in CRC cells by reducing the expression of PCNA and regulating cell cycle‑associated genes. These findings suggest that dark‑colored maple syrup may be a source of compounds for the development of novel drugs for colorectal cancer treatment.

I am trying to keep my sugar intake down, but maybe it is time for a stack of pancakes (which I love!).

Comments

  • JanJan63
    JanJan63 Member Posts: 2,478
    Maple Syrup

    Lots of things kill cancer in a petrie dish in a lab. I wonder if that's what they mean. I often use the example 'Windex will kill cancer in a petrie dish but how are you going to get it to your cancer without damaging anything else?' And is light coloured maple syrup no good for cancer? Maybe it's the molasses? Anyway, it is kind of funny, isn't it.

    Have the pancakes!! 

    Jan

  • Annabelle41415
    Annabelle41415 Member Posts: 6,712 **
    Syrup

    Wow for one thing who comes up with these studies and hope the government isn't paying for this.  Actually the smell of syrup makes me sick.  I'm barely able to eat pancakes or be around people that has syrup of any kind.  The smell drives me crazy.  I'm sure my lack of syrup isn't the reason for my cancer though.

    Kim

  • beaumontdave
    beaumontdave Member Posts: 1,176 **
    I thought this thread was

    I thought this thread was going in a totally different direction, lol. Tomorrow's breakfast is now going to be french toast...........................Dave

  • Lily Flower
    Lily Flower Member Posts: 254
    HA! I might as well start

    HA! I might as well start drinking the syrup! I wonder if they'll do a study on honey since it's also a natural sweetner. SMH! 

    Jan, I thought Windex kills spiders. LOL

  • Trubrit
    Trubrit Member Posts: 5,535 **
    I wish...

    someone would pay me to do a study. I would choose chocolate, and it would pass on every level. 

    Tru

  • SandiaBuddy
    SandiaBuddy Member Posts: 1,204 **
    Trubrit said:

    I wish...

    someone would pay me to do a study. I would choose chocolate, and it would pass on every level. 

    Tru

    Chocolate

    Well, at least there is an indication it is not harmful . . . https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/30805697

    Overall, 27 investigations were identified (n = 2 for all-cause mortality, n = 9 for CHD, n = 8 for stroke, n = 6 for HF, n = 6 for T2D, n = 2 for hypertension and CRC, respectively). No associations with HF (RR 0.99, 95% CI 0.94, 1.04) and T2D (RR 0.94, 95% CI 0.88, 1.01) per each 10 g/day increase in chocolate intake were observed in the linear dose-response meta-analyses. However, a small inverse association for each 10 g/daily increase could be shown for the risk of CHD (RR 0.96, 95% CI 0.93, 0.99), and stroke (RR 0.90, 95% CI 0.82, 0.98). The credibility of evidence was rated either very low (all-cause mortality, HF, T2D, CRC or hypertension) or low (CHD, stroke).

  • JanJan63
    JanJan63 Member Posts: 2,478
    My latest addiction is

    My latest addiction is oranges. I eat 4 navel oranges every day, sometimes 5. I don't get all of them because I can't eat the membranes so I have to cut them in half and scoop out the meat with a spoon. But vitamin C is supposed to help with colon cancer so maybe oranges will save my life, ha ha! At least I'll enjoy myself trying!

    Jan

  • SandiaBuddy
    SandiaBuddy Member Posts: 1,204 **

    HA! I might as well start

    HA! I might as well start drinking the syrup! I wonder if they'll do a study on honey since it's also a natural sweetner. SMH! 

    Jan, I thought Windex kills spiders. LOL

    Honey

    There are actually a series of studies of Manuka Honey, which seems to be helpful with chemo/radiation treatment and may also have an anticancer effect.  I tried it, but it was just too sweet and inconvenient for me to continue.

    See, for example:

    https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/30056083

    https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29645049

    https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29644357

    https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6034594/

    New article today on "CAPE", a component of manuka honey: https://www.mdpi.com/1422-0067/20/5/1199/htm

  • Lily Flower
    Lily Flower Member Posts: 254
    edited March 2019 #10

    Honey

    There are actually a series of studies of Manuka Honey, which seems to be helpful with chemo/radiation treatment and may also have an anticancer effect.  I tried it, but it was just too sweet and inconvenient for me to continue.

    See, for example:

    https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/30056083

    https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29645049

    https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29644357

    https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6034594/

    New article today on "CAPE", a component of manuka honey: https://www.mdpi.com/1422-0067/20/5/1199/htm

    Thanks Sandia for the links.

    Thanks Sandia for the links. I actually have the manuka honey in cream form and it's very effective for my eczema.