International E-publication: Publish Projects, Dissertation, Theses, Books, Souvenir, Conference Proceeding with ISBN.  International E-Bulletin: Information/News regarding: Academics and Research

Role of Nutraceuticals in the Prevention and Cure of Fibroadenoma and Breast Cancer

Author Affiliations

  • 1Biotechnology, Karunya University, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, INDIA
  • 2 Department of Biotechnology, Karunya University, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, INDIA

Res. J. Recent Sci., Volume 3, Issue (ISC-2013), Pages 69-73, (2014)


Breast Cancer and the lesser known fibroadenoma are one of the many problems that wreak havoc in the lives of countless women. Nutraceutical, the new buzz word in the food and medical sector offers promising solution to solve such problems and aid in its prevention as well. Is there solid evidence to prove that Nutraceuticals is the ultimate super food and does it live up to all the hype and hope that surrounds it? The following article addresses this issue and will reveal why our mothers have always fed us with horrible tasting greens and grains despite our vehement protest during meal times.


  1. Osuc J.R., Silk K., Price C., Barlow J., Miller K., Hernick A. and Fonfa A., A historical perspective on breast cancer activism in the United States: from education and support to partnership in scientific research, Journal of Women's Health, 21(3), 355-362 (2012)
  2. Patil C.S., Current Trends and Future Prospective of Nutraceuticals in Health Promotion, Bioinfo Pharmaceutical Biotechnology,1(1), 01-01 (2011)
  3. Rajasekaran A., Sivagnanam G. and Xavier R., Nutraceuticals as therapeutic agents: A Review, Research Journal of Pharmacy and Technology, 1, 328-340 (2008)
  4. Nair H.B., Sung B., Yadav V.R., Kannappan R., Chaturvedi M.M. and Aggarwal B.B., Delivery of antiinflammatory nutraceuticals by nanoparticles for the prevention and treatment of cancer, Biochemical pharmacology, 80(12), 1833-1843 (2010)
  5. Sabita N. Saldanha and Trygve O. Tollefsbol, The Role of Nutraceuticals in Chemoprevention and Chemotherapy and Their Clinical Outcomes, Journal of Oncology Volume 2012 (2012), Article ID 192464, 23 pages. doi:10.1155/2012/192464 (2012)
  6. Kuttenn F., Fournier S., Durand J.C., Mauvais-Jarvis P., Baudot N. and Doukani A., Estradiol and progesterone receptors in human breast fibroadenomas.Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism, 52(6), 1225-1229 (1981)
  7. Einbond L.S., Soffritti M., Degli Esposti D.A.V.I.D.E., Tibaldi E., Lauriola M., Bua L. and Wu H.A., Chemopreventive potential of black cohosh on breast cancer in Sprague-Dawley rats, Anticancer research, 32(1), 21-30 (2012)
  8. Einbond L.S., Su T., Wu H.A., Friedman R., Wang X., Ramirez A. and Weinstein I.B., The growth inhibitory effect of actein on human breast cancer cells is associated with activation of stress response pathways, International Journal of Cancer, 121(9), 2073-2083 (2007)
  9. Einbond L.S., Wen-Cai Y., He K., Wu H.A., Cruz E., Roller M. and Kronenberg F., Growth inhibitory activity of extracts and compounds from Cimicifuga species on human breast cancer cells, Phytomedicine, 15(6), 504-511 (2008)
  10. Gosslau A. and Chen K.Y., Nutraceuticals, apoptosis, and disease prevention, Nutrition, 20(1), 95-102 (2004) , 69-73 (2014)
  11. Dunnick J.K. and Nyska A., The Toxicity and Pathology of Selected Dietary Herbal Medicines, Toxicologic pathology, 41(2), 374-386 (2013)
  12. Einbond L.S., Su T., Wu H.A., Friedman R., Wang X., Jiang B. and Weinstein I.B., Gene expression analysis of the mechanisms whereby black cohosh inhibits human breast cancer cell growth, Anticancer Research, 27(2),697-712 (2007)
  13. Einbond L.S., Shimizu M., Ma H., Wu H.A., Goldsberry S., Sicular S. and Cruz E., Actein inhibits the Na+ K+ ATPase and enhances the growth inhibitory effect of digitoxin on human breast cancer cells, Biochemical and biophysical research communications, 375(4), 608-613 (2008)
  14. Einbond L.S., Ha W., Su T., Chang T., Panjikaran M., Wang X. and Goldsberry S., Digitoxin activates EGR1 and synergizes with paclitaxel on human breast cancer cells, Journal of carcinogenesis, 9(1), 10 (2010)
  15. Einbond L.S., Wu H.A., Kashiwazaki R., He K., Roller M., Su T. and Goldsberry S., Carnosic acid inhibits the growth of ER-negative human breast cancer cells and synergizes with curcumin, Fitoterapia, 83(7), e1-e6. (2012)
  16. Fonfa A.E., Patient perspectives: barriers to complementary and alternative medicine therapies create problems for patients and survivors, Integrative Cancer Therapies, 6(3), 297-300 (2007)