There has been an enormous amount of interest in studies showing that resveratrol may help treat various types of cancer. WebMD writes that resveratrol is a member of a group of plant compounds which are called polyphenols. It is thought these compounds have antioxidant properties, which protects the body against the kind of damage associated with increased risk for conditions such as cancer and heart disease. Science Daily reported on Oct. 11, 2013, "Compound in Grapes, Red Wine Could Help Treat Multiple Types of Cancer."
A University of Missouri researcher has shown in a recent study that resveratrol, a compound which is found in grape skins and red wine, can make certain tumor cells more susceptible to treatment with radiation. This research dealing with melanoma cells follows a previous MU study which found similar results for the treatment of prostate cancer. Michael Nicholl, MD, assistant professor of surgery at the MU School of Medicine, said, "Our study investigated how resveratrol and radiotherapy inhibit the survival of melanoma cells."
It was found in this study that melanoma cells become more susceptible to radiation if they were treated initially with resveratrol. It was observed that when the cancer was treated with just resveratrol, 44 percent of the tumor cells were killed. When the cancer cells were treated with both resveratrol and radiation, 65 percent of the tumor cells were killed. Nicholl has said resveratrol could potentially be very important in treating many types of cancers. DrMandelMall.com offers high quality resveratrol for sale online.