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Can Capsaicin in Chili Peppers Help Beat Cancer?

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  • The American Cancer Society estimates there will be 1.68 million new cases of cancer in 2017, which means three new cases and one death every minute
  • Breast cancer accounts for the highest number of cancer diagnoses and has four different types, the most aggressive of which is called triple negative
  • Researchers found capsaicin in chili peppers, the molecule responsible for making your mouth burn, can reduce the speed of cancer cell growth and increase the rate of death in triple negative cancer cells

By Dr. Mercola

The American Cancer Society estimates that in 2017 there will be 1.68 million new cancer cases and over 600,000 deaths. This means three new cases and one death every minute of every day. The top five cancers diagnosed are estimated to be breast, lung, prostate, colorectal and melanoma, in that order.


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