Published in Cancer Weekly, February 3rd, 2004
"Silymarin, a defined mixture of natural flavonoid, has recently been shown to have potent cancer chemopreventive efficacy against colon carcinogenesis in rat model; however, the mechanism of such efficacy is not elucidated," scientists writing in the journal Oncogene report.
"Here, using pure active agent in silymarin, namely silibinin, we show its antiproliferative and apoptotic effects, and associated molecular alterations in human colon carcinoma HT-29 cells. Silibinin treatment of cells at 50-100 mug/ml doses resulted...
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