highly recommended for breast cancer
Raspberries are rich in phenolic phytochemicals, including ellagitannin and anthocyanins, which have been shown to have anti-inflammatory, chemopreventive, antiproliferative and proapoptic effects. Raspberries are also a good dietary source of the lignan enterolactone.
Breast cancer-related effects of
Raspberry powder has been shown to have antiproliferative effects when fed to female rats prone to mammary tumors. Black raspberries appear to have more cancer-preventative chemicals than the closely-related red raspberries. Studies that have compared blueberry and black raspberry diets in rats have found that while blueberries result in lower tumor volume than black raspberries, black raspberries are more effective in delaying the first appearance of tumors in rats implanted with estradiol.
Ellagic acid, found in raspberries, has been shown to inhibit breast cancer in cell and animal studies, in part by inhibiting angiogenesis. Cancer cells induce angiogenesis during the early stages of tumor development — this is a crucial step that separates preinvasive and dormant forms of cancer from invasive and metastatic malignant growth.
Non-organic raspberries must be washed very thoroughly to remove pesticide residue. Loganberries are a hybrid cross between between a blackberry and a raspberry.
Under the list of tags below are links to recent studies concerning this food. For a more complete list, including less recent studies, please click on raspberries.
The gut microbiota ellagic acid-derived metabolite urolithin A, and its sulfate conjugate, are substrates for the drug efflux transporter breast cancer resistance protein (ABCG2/BCRP)
Effect of Berry Extracts and Bioactive Compounds on Fulvestrant (ICI 182,780) Sensitive and Resistant Cell Lines
Persistence of Anticancer Activity in Berry Extracts after Simulated Gastrointestinal Digestion and Colonic Fermentation
The Effect of Quercetin On Doxorubicin Cytotoxicity in Human Breast Cancer Cells
Inhibition of estrogen-mediated mammary tumorigenesis by blueberry and black raspberry
Ellagic acid, a phenolic compound, exerts anti-angiogenesis effects via VEGFR-2 signaling pathway in breast cancer
Influence of Berry-Polyphenols on Receptor Signaling and Cell-Death Pathways: Implications for Breast Cancer Prevention
Chemoprevention of mammary carcinogenesis by sustained systemic delivery of ellagic acid
Serum enterolactone levels and mortality outcome in women with early breast cancer: a retrospective cohort study
Anti-Inflammatory Effects of Polyphenolic-Enriched Red Raspberry Extract in an Antigen Induced Arthritis Rat Model
Cold-field fruit extracts exert different antioxidant and antiproliferative activities in vitro
Serum enterolactone and postmenopausal breast cancer risk by estrogen, progesterone and HER2 receptor status
Anticancer Activities of an Anthocyanin-Rich Extract From Black Rice Against Breast Cancer Cells In Vitro and In Vivo
Identification of Flavonoid and Phenolic Antioxidants in Black Currants, Blueberries, Raspberries, Red Currants, and Cranberries
Effect of select berries on estrogen-induced mammary tissue proliferation
Dietary berries and ellagic acid diminish estrogen-mediated mammary tumorigenesis in ACI rats
Blackberry, Black Raspberry, Blueberry, Cranberry, Red Raspberry, and Strawberry Extracts Inhibit Growth and Stimulate Apoptosis of Human Cancer Cells In Vitro
Chemopreventive Properties of Black Raspberries in N-Nitrosomethylbenzylamine-Induced Rat Esophageal Tumorigenesis: Down-regulation of Cyclooxygenase-2, Inducible Nitric Oxide Synthase, and c-Jun
Inhibition of Cancer Cell Proliferation in Vitro by Fruit and Berry Extracts and Correlations with Antioxidant Levels
Antimutagenic Activity of Berry Extracts