By Rick Shapiro of www.latestagecancer.com
Definition of Angiogenesis (University of Maryland Cancer Center) - Blood vessel formation. Tumor angiogenesis is the growth of new blood vessels that tumors need to grow. This is caused by the release of chemicals by the tumor.
Definition of Angiogenesis Inhibitor (University of Maryland Cancer Center) - A substance that may prevent the formation of blood vessels. In anticancer therapy, an angiogenesis inhibitor may prevent the growth of new blood vessels that tumors need to grow.
Dr. William Li is the founder of the Angiogenesis Foundation, the world's first nonprofit organization dedicated to conquering disease using a new approach based on angiogenesis, the growth of new capillary blood vessels in the body. The Foundation has identified angiogenesis as the "common denominator" in society's most feared diseases.
All cancerous tumors, release angiogenic growth factor proteins that stimulate blood vessels to grow into the tumor providing it with oxygen and nutrients. Antiangiogenic therapies literally starve the tumor of its blood supply by interfering with this process.
Diet : Many foods contain naturally occurring inhibitors of angiogenesis. When these foods are consumed and absorbed into the bloodstream, the inhibitors act to boost the body's existing system that suppresses undesirable angiogenesis, that can promote or accompany disease.
Following is a list of foods (according to Dr. William Li) that have innate properties which inhibit angiogenesis, thus working to cut off Cancer tumors from blood supplies :
Also, following is a fascinating video, well worth watching, of Dr. William Li enlightening his audience about "angiogenesis", its impact on the human body, its connection to Cancer and how you can deal with it.
If you cannot see this video, please go to the following link to view :
In conclusion, the food choices we make can have a compelling impact (anti-angiogenesis) on the blood supply, the lifeline, of malignant tumors. Some scientists state that foods with the appropriate properties may very well be tantamount to pharmaceutical drugs, in their efficacy, without any side effects.
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