A new study published in Nature magazine, has linked an Amino Acids Cancer causing agent in lab Mice. I do NOT support any forms of animal testing, including mice. However, the current medical industry performs these tests without recourse.
Lab mice were injected with cancer tumor cells. These lab mice were seperated into two basic groups. One group were given foods with higher amounts of asparagine.
The second group was fed foods with lower amounts of asparagine. What then occurred surprised me, aloughth I am not a nutritionist, medical doctor, etc. nor do I ever give out medical advice. These mice that consumed foods with lower levels of the natural amino acid Asparagine survived longer because these cancer tumors stopped spreading.
These mice were intentionally infected to study breast cancer. Also, some of these mice were given man made drugs to block the ingestion of the natural amino acid asparagine. I am surprised by this study because asparagine is a natural amino acid that is found in Asparagus.
Actually, asparagus was named after the asparagine amino acid. Asparagus is a natural vegetable that is supposedly healthy for us humans. However, this study was performed on lab mice, so I have no idea what the results would be on humans. Also, lab mice that were fed higher amounts of asparagine succumbed to cancer in a couple of weeks.
Asparagine is NOT only found in just Asparagus. This is a natural amino acid found in fruits, vegetables, animal flesh, etc. Chicken eggs, potatoes, nuts, and soy have higher amounts of this amino acid.
This study does NOT link asparagus or even asparagine amino acid to cancer in humans. However, the results to me were contrary to what I would have expected. Many fruits and vegetables have low levels of asparagine.
I was NOT able to read this entire study, as Nature magazine requires a paid subscription to access the full study on their website. You can contribute financially to my one person veganarchism revolution, so that in the future I can bring you more comprehensive reports.
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Aaron J. Berg is the creator of this Veganarchism blog, host of the Veganarchism podcast, and Veganarchism video content creator. He started blogging and speaking against the system back in 2009. Now he blogs, podcasts, and produces video content for your benefit.