Researchers link spread of breast cancer and diet

GETTYScientists say diet and drugs could hold the key to preventing the spread of breast cancer

A study by the Cancer Research UK Cambridge Institute showed the nutrient asparagine helped foster breast tumours.

"A better understanding of the nutrients that help fuel cancer's spread is important if we're going to find new ways to slow the process down and possibly stop it".

The amino acid Asparagine, found in asparagus, has been linked with cancer tumour growth. In usual cases the mice had only a couple of weeks to live as the cancer would spread to major organs. They were also tried with drugs to block asparagine.

There has been an earlier study published past year that showed that the amino acids glycine and serine were important for the development and spread of lymphomas and intestinal cancers.

Reducing the amount of asparagine in the mice reduced the spread of cancer but had no impact on the development of their primary tumour, the journal Nature reports.

"It was a really huge change, [the cancers] were very hard to find", said Prof Greg Hannon.

BC won't boycott Alberta beef amidst trade spat with our neighbours: Horgan
Premier John Horgan said he wouldn't retaliate against Alberta in what looks like an escalating trade fight between the provinces. Horgan is seemingly quite content to receive Alberta oil that keeps the bulk of British Columbia vehicles moving.

Vegas police connect 4 shootings, 2 homeless men dead
At about 4:16 a.m., video showed a dark-colored SUV drive up and park near where the victim was found, police said. According to ABC News , police believe the shootings are random and target the homeless .

Reese Witherspoon opens up about abusive relationship
I've changed, which is why I'm especially proud of Witherspoon for pointing out that those changes don't have to ruin you forever. Making the decision to leave her partner, whom she did not name, was "profound", she added.

The researchers cautioned it was too early to jump to conclusions about asparagine's role in human cancers, or to advise dietary changes. Simon Knott, associate director of the Center for Bioinformatics and Functional Genomics at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, one of the first authors of the study said that this study adds to a growing body of evidence that diet can affect the course of a disease. Professor Charles Swanton, Cancer Research UK's chief clinician, stated: "Interestlingly, the drug L-asparaginase is used to treat acute lymphoblastic leukemia, which is dependent on asparagine".

They hope the finding may yield a method to prevent cancer cells spreading from their origins in a woman's breast to form tumours in her lungs, brain, other organs or bones - a process known as "metastasis" which is the most common cause of death.

Foods rich in the amino acid asparagine include dairy products, beef, poultry, eggs, fish, asparagus, beans, nuts, seeds, soy and whole grains.

"The next step in the research would be to understand how this translates from the lab to patients and which patients are most likely to benefit from any potential treatment".

"Further studies are needed to confirm whether this would have the same impact in patients".

Related News:

Most liked

James Bulger killer Jon Venables jailed over indecent photos
According to the Mirror , Venables was able to download 1,000 images of kids as young as two years old being raped and abused. One of toddler James Bulger's killers has been sentenced to 40 months in prison for downloading indecent images of children.

FDA: Kratom Compounds Contain Opioid Properties
Scott Gottlieb announced the results of new research suggesting that kratom compounds affect the body just like opioids do. All of those compounds, they discovered, shared structural similarities with opioids like derivatives of morphine.

Border issue on agenda of special meeting today
He said: "As far as I'm concerned, the joint report that was agreed in December contains commitments and guarantees". He added that if the European Union continues its posturing, "we may have to walk away" from the Brexit negotiations.

Drake Buys Groceries for Miami Store Full of Stunned Shoppers
Drake's been on a major generosity kick while filming his music video for " God's Plan ", and fans are loving him for it.

Cris "Cyborg" Steps up to Save UFC 222
As for Ortega, he's always been deserving of a title shot and was even willing to wait until Edgar got his. Holloway sustained a leg injury and can not defend against former lightweight champion Frankie Edgar .

Alabama lands its top target today in 5-star cornerback Surtain
It's easy to see, then, why coaching turnover can negatively affect a team's ability to maintain those relationships. But his age will be the No. 1 target opposing coaches and recruiters use to steer prospects away from the Tide.

US Senate reaches two-year budget deal to avert government shutdown
The US Senate has reached a two-year, $400bn budget agreement that raises spending for defence and some domestic programmes. In total the Bill will increase government spending by about $300 billion (€244bn) in the next two years.

Hot Performer of the day: NVIDIA Corporation (NVDA)
Kress Colette sold $31,732 worth of stock or 171 shares. $69,943 worth of stock was sold by Byron Michael on Friday, September 1. Mcf Advsrs Ltd Liability Co, Kentucky-based fund reported 3,733 shares. 1,892 were accumulated by First Personal Services.

Mattis addresses White House reporters about budget uncertainty
Mattis said another such shutdown would have "terrible ramifications" for the military. Mattis, a retired Marine Corps general, told reporters at the White House.

Lebanon Supreme Defense Council orders army to resist Israel aggression
Israel does not intend to halt the construction, Jerusalem said, and Hezbollah will "pay dearly" if it tries to inflame tensions. The border has been relatively peaceful since 2006, when Israel moved into Lebanon in an attempt to root out Hezbollah.

Big Brother: Celebrity Edition Premiere: Who Won HOH? Who's Already Safe?
Chuck Liddell: The former UFC champion whose is a cuddly teddy bear at home with his cute little daughters. Ariadna is the first person to walk into the house, which means she's not going to win.

Scott Baio 'Looking Forward' to LAPD Investigation After Nicole Eggert Files Report
She's now fielding requests on social media for anyone who may have witnessed the alleged incidents. Earlier, Baio had urged her to present her claims to the proper authorities.

Game of Thrones co-creators developing new series of "Star Wars" films
CEO Bob Iger revealed that the studio has "a few" Star Wars projects being developed for Disney's streaming service . Now I will say that just like with those books, not every Star Wars movie is totally necessary though.

On the front lines in Syria, US troops face NATO ally's wrath
Hundreds of thousands are trying to escape the intensified assault and are seeking refuge at makeshift camps near Turkey's border. Over the weekend rebels shot down a Russian jetfighter over the province and killed its pilot on the ground after he ejected.

South Korea must not bring territorial issue into Olympic Games
With a possible meeting hanging in the air, Pence, for a third time, held out the prospect of better relations. THE opening ceremony will take place on Friday, February 9 .