Persea americanaor commonly referred to as an avocado is one type of fruit that is not foreign to the tongue of Indonesian society.The fruit has a soft texture of the flesh and has a delicious taste, plus the avocado is known as the miracle fruit because it has many health benefits.Read:The content and mafaat avocado.
In fact, recent studies have also found other benefits of avocado.Compounds contained in avocados can help in the treatment of leukemia or blood cancer.The compound is fat contained in apukat, which function in stopping the growth of leukemia cells.
The study, published in theJournal of Oncology Cancer Researchreveals that the molecules in avocados help fightacute myeloid leukemia(AML), by concentrating on the main causes of the disease that stem cells from leukemia.
According to researcher Paul Spagnuolo, a professor at the University of Waterloo in Canada, AML is one of the dangerous diseases that could deliver a fatal impact on the sufferer.If in healthy people stem cells (stem cells) in the bone marrow divide and grow to form the development of red blood cells, platelets and white blood cells.However, in patients with AML, the process in run awry.Instead of forming a healthy red blood cells, they actually form many abnormal leukemia cells.They grow into cells that are immature and are not able to develop into blood cells were functioning normally.
Research also shows that drugs derived from avocados can improve life expectancy and quality for people with AML.Fat molecules contained in avocados, avocatin B, able to stop the process by targeting stem cells so that healthy cells can continue to grow.
Not that by eating an avocado you can directly against AML.This research is likely to provide fresh air to the world of medicine about the possibility of new treatment options to deal with a dangerous disease that has killed thousands of people every year this.