Pomegranates Are Found To Significantly Fuel Tumor-Fighting Cells

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Here's today's feel-good story:

A new study finds that a substance that is found in pomegranates significantly boosts the immune system to fight cancer.

The metabolite, known as Urolithin-A, rejuvenates immune T cells to make them better at fighting tumors.

“Our findings are particularly exciting because the focus is not on the tumor cell but on the immune system—the natural defense against cancer,” said Dr. Dominic Denk of the Frankfurt University Hospital and first author of the study.

“This is where reliable therapeutic approaches are still lacking in the reality of colorectal cancer patients. By improving the combination therapy with existing immunotherapies, the study opens up meaningful possibilities.”

“We hope to use this to sustainably improve the therapy of colorectal cancer, but also of other cancers.”

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