Breast cancer is the most common female cancer worldwide representing nearly a quarter (25%) of all cancers with an estimated 1.67 million new cancer cases diagnosed. Breast cancer is the major cause of morbidity and mortality among females and rank number one among females in Indian metropolitan cities like Delhi, Kolkata, Bangalore, Mumbai and Pune.
Recent study in Nature journal showed asparagine bio-availability strongly influences metastatic potential of breast cancer. Metastatic relapse is strongly correlated with Asparagine synthetase expression in a patient’s primary tumour .According to author dietary restriction of asparagine or treatment with l-aparginase which breakdown asparagine synthetase reduces metastatic potential of cancer. However it doesn’t affect growth of the primary tumour.
Which food contains asparagine?
Foods low in asparagine includes most fruits and vegetables
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