Grape extract kills cancer cells
A University of Kentucky study has found that an extract from grape seeds causes leukaemia cells to die.
The most recent issue of Clinical Cancer Research reports on the study's findings which indicate that within 24 hours 76 per cent of leukaemia cancers cells exposed to the extract are destroyed while healthy cells remain unharmed.
The research is the first to test for impact on a blood cancer and adds a significant item to the list of recognized health benefits derived from grapes.
Scientists say that it is too early to recommend that people eat grapes to prevent cancers.