One study shows how bitter melon juice kills pancreatic cancer cells by restricting the ability of pancreatic cancer cells to metabolize glucose.
A study published in the scientific journal Carcinogenesis has shown that bitter gourd juice restricts the ability of pancreatic cancer cells to metabolize glucose, and in the process cuts off the cancer’s energy source, effectively killing them.
Anomalous cancer cells in the pancreas have no chance to grow with bitter gourd, but the fruit also helps to regulate pancreatic secretions, an important function that many diabetics have trouble doing on their own.
Similar studies done three years ago had shown that breast cancer cells could not survive in a petri dish with bitter gourd juice. Many people in Asia already consume bitter gourd juice in large quantities, and this may indicate the lower rates of many types of cancers.
Instead of utilizing cancer drugs that cause expensive chemo and radiation treatments or decidedly unsavory side effects, people can consume bitter melon juice to help support the overall health of the pancreas and prevent both diabetes and pancreatic cancer.