Lemons & Cancer

There have been several studies that have investigated the potential anti-cancer properties of lemons and other citrus fruits. Some of the research has focused on the limonoids found in these fruits, while other studies have looked at the effects of other compounds found in lemons, such as vitamin C and other antioxidants.

One study published in the journal Cancer Research found that limonoids extracted from lemons and other citrus fruits had the ability to inhibit the growth of human breast cancer cells in the laboratory. Another study published in the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry found that limonoids from lemons and other citrus fruits had anti-tumor effects in mice with colon cancer.

Other studies have suggested that the vitamin C and other antioxidants found in lemons may have protective effects against certain types of cancer, although more research is needed to confirm these findings.

It is important to note that while these studies suggest that lemons and other citrus fruits may have potential anti-cancer properties, more research is needed to fully understand the mechanisms behind these effects and to determine their potential for use in the prevention and treatment of cancer in humans.

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Lemon-Aid Book

Our love-and-not-love story with fruit
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