Carrot, the root veggie may have a potential and positive effect in blocking the proliferation of cancer cells, some scientists suggested.
The causes of cancers are unknown, however, scientists in the world agreed that there are several risk factors such as gene mutations inherited from the parents and acquired gene mutations caused by smoking, radiation, viruses, chemicals carcinogens, obesity, hormones, chronic inflammation, and physical inactivity are associated to the early onset of cancer.
Carrot, a root vegetable with an orange color is a subspecies of Daucus carota, belonging to the family Apiaceae, native to Asian and Europe.
In the investigation of the claim of Lebanese folk medicine that Daucus carota, also known as wild carrot has a potency for treatment of various types of cancer, researchers at the Lebanese American University, conducted an experience to identify the major compound responsible for the anti-cancer activity of DCOE.
* Intake of carrot is associated with a significantly decreased risk of prostate cancer with the odds ratio of 0.82 which is consistency with the Shahid Sadoughi University of Medical Sciences study.
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(1)β-2-himachalen-6-ol: A novel anticancer sesquiterpene unique to the Lebanese wild carrot by Taleb RI1, Najm P2, Shebaby W2, Boulos JC2, Demirdjian S2, Hariri E2, El-Sibai M2, Daher C2, Mroueh M3(PubMed)
(2) Effect of Carrot Intake in the Prevention of Gastric Cancer: A Meta-Analysis by Fallahzadeh H1, Jalali A2, Momayyezi M1, Bazm S3.(PubMed)
(3) Dietary carrot consumption and the risk of prostate cancer. by Xu X1, Cheng Y, Li S, Zhu Y, Xu X, Zheng X, Mao Q, Xie L.(PubMed)