When reading through my emails I came across a link to this TED talk by William Li of the Angiogenesis foundation.
In short and as describe on the website:
Angiogenesis, the growth of new capillary blood vessels in the body, is an important natural process in the body used for healing and reproduction. The body controls angiogenesis by producing a precise balance of growth and inhibitory factors in healthy tissues.When this balance is disturbed, the result is either too much or too little angiogenesis. Abnormal blood vessel growth, either excessive or insufficient, is now recognized as a “common denominator” underlying many deadly and debilitating conditions, including cancer, skin diseases, age-related blindness, diabetic ulcers, cardiovascular disease, stroke, and many others. The list of diseases that have angiogenesis as an underlying mechanism grows longer every year.
From the talk it further transpires that besides angiogenesis based medicine, our diet may well be an important factor in the prevention of many life threatening diseases.
With this in mind? What are you going to have for diner tonight. I for one will stop complaining about the excessive use of tomato sauce of my boys and will add a little extra garlic to whatever’s for diner tonight.
M0re information can be found on the site of the Angiogenesis Foundation here >>>
- Enlist fruits and vegetables in cancer fight (seattletimes.nwsource.com)
- Scientists reveal new targets for anti-angiogenesis drugs (physorg.com)
- Protein implicated in many cancers (sciencenews.org)
- Red wine can stop blindness…and maybe keep you young, too [Wine] (io9.com)
- Protein Implicated in Many Cancers (usnews.com)
- Red Foods and Anthocyanin (nutrition.suite101.com)
- Acceleron and Collaborators Publish Two Papers on ACE-041, a Novel Angiogenesis Inhibitor, in Journal of Experimental Medicine and Molecular Cancer Therapeutics (eon.businesswire.com)
- Angiogenesis, angiopoeitin and Glioblastoma Multiforme (GBM) (pharmastrategyblog.com)
- Scientists reveal new targets for anti-angiogenesis drugs (eurekalert.org)
- What is Shark Cartilage Therapy? (brighthub.com)