Bitter Melon / Bitter Gourd --- Anti-cancer, Antitumor
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Bitter Melon (Momordica Charantia), a Nutraceutical Approach for Cancer Prevention and Therapy
Published: 27 July 2020
In the present review, we summarize recent progress in testing the cancer preventive and therapeutic activity of bitter melon with a focus on underlying molecular mechanisms.
The crude extract and its components prevent many types of cancers by enhancing reactive oxygen species generation; inhibiting cancer cell cycle, cell signaling, cancer stem cells, glucose and lipid metabolism, invasion, metastasis, hypoxia, and angiogenesis; inducing apoptosis and autophagy cell death, and enhancing the immune defense.
Thus, bitter melon may serve as a promising cancer preventive and therapeutic agent.
How might bitter melon help treat cancer?
January 13, 2020
Emerging Antitumor Activities of the Bitter Melon (Momordica charantia)
01 Jan 2019
Bitter Melon: the Medicinal Fruit for Diabetes, Cancer and More
July 17, 2016
Bitter melon: a panacea for inflammation and cancer
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Can Bitter Melon Juice Treat Pancreatic Cancer?
29 Apr 2014
4 Dec 2018
Since the total calorie content is so low, bitter melon carbs are also low.
A cup of cooked bitter melon provides just over 5 grams of carbohydrate, about half of which is fiber (2.5 grams).
Bitter melon also contains some naturally occurring sugar but is overall a low glycemic fruit.