Dr. Dawson's Medical Commentary


Cancer Prevention and the Case for Calcium-D-Glucarate

In recent years, the American public has become more savvy and knowledgeable about the value of healthful eating habits. Vitamin C and beta-carotene are household terms. Indeed, these and other nutrients have great merit in helping to reduce one's risk of preventable illness, including heart disease, hypertension and high cholesterol. And a solid link has been established between poor diet and increased cancer risk.

Ladies and gentlemen, I introduce to you a new nutrient that has shown astounding promise in the fight against cancer: calcium-d-glucarate. I predict that d-glucarate will become a household name in the not too distant future. Here's why.

Researchers at M. D. Anderson Cancer Center have demonstrated the effectiveness of orally ingested d-glucarate as an effective inhibitor of cancer causing toxins. Glucaric acid, a derivative, is present in small amounts in the human body. Naturally occurring in fruits and vegetables, d-glucarate is completely non-toxic.

In experimental animal research, d-glucarate has been shown to enhance a natural detoxifying pathway in mammalian cells known as glucuronidation. This process is an important primary mechanism, aiding cells to rid harmful toxins produced by the environment and the body. The current epidemiology points to a positive correlation between high blood levels of glucarate and reduced cancer risk.

Sophisticated animal studies indicate a reduction in lung, breast and colon cancers by 60 percent or more! This nutrient has also shown to be a beneficial inhibitor of other types of cancers, including prostate cancer. The impressive preliminary results have forged human trials, which are underway to study the benefits of d-glucarate in patients with known risk factors for cancer.

So impressed with the preliminary data on this substance, I personally consume a supplement, which contains a patented calcium-d-glucarate ingredient.

According to the AMC Cancer Research Center, the current daily-recommended dose is 200-400mg. A significant amount of d-glucarate is found in brussel sprouts, alfalfa sprouts, broccoli, cherries, apples, grapefruit and apricots.

While, I do not believe that there is yet a miracle drug or cure for cancer in humankind, I do believe that consumers may now have a powerful nutrient to add to their arsenal, which naturally supports the body's ability to eliminate foreign, potentially harmful elements such as pollutants, toxins and pesticides.

If you are interested in purchasing a product, which contains the ingredient calcium-d-glucarate, you may order on my website: http://www.rexall.com/breasthealthcentral

References:

Slaga, T. J. D-Glucarate: A Nutient Against Cancer. Keats Publishing, Chicago, IL, 1999.
Slaga, T. J. The Glucarate Report. AMC Cancer Research Center, Denver, CO.

Lanita M. Dawson, M. D.

Questions? You can contact Dr. Dawson at nitamd@yahoo.com.


Dr. Dawson is a graduate of Spelman College and she obtained her medical degree from Ohio State University College of Medicine. Although a radiologist by training, she enjoys a budding career as a freelance journalist with a desire to educate and inform consumers about health topics. She is also a member of the American Medical Writers Association.

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