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Discover the magic compounds in pomegranate: what do they do to your body?

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Wednesday 02 November 2022

I wrote – Yasmine El-Sawy:

A new study has revealed that pomegranate contains magical compounds that play an important role in strengthening immune system cells to fight cancer.

The researchers said there is a compound found in pomegranate that stimulates immune T cells to function better in fighting malignant tumors in the colon, and this compound is known as “Urolithin A,” according to the “Mirror” website.

Colon or colorectal cancer kills many if it reaches its advanced stages, and therefore early diagnosis and treatment in the first few years is the best solution, knowing that not all patients respond well to treatment.

Read also: 10 nutrients that pomegranate gives to your body

T lymphocytes are one of the natural means of the immune system, which works to fight the uncontrollable growth and spread of tumors.

The results showed that urolithin A can regenerate mitochondria, which are the powerhouses of cells in T lymphocytes, so that old and damaged mitochondria in T lymphocytes are removed and replaced with new functional ones.

The researchers note that these findings are really interesting because they don’t focus on cancer cells, but on the immune system, which serves as a natural defense against cancer.

The study authors stressed their hopes that these findings could help improve available treatments for colorectal cancer and other cancers.

Researchers are looking to conduct clinical trials using urolithin A as a treatment for colon cancer patients.

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