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Mar. 15th, 2006 | 07:19 pm
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Pepper component hot enough to trigger suicide in prostate cancer cells
Capsaicin, the stuff that turns up the heat in jalapeños, not only causes the tongue to burn, it also drives prostate cancer cells to kill themselves, according to studies published in the March 15 issue of Cancer Research.

According to a team of researchers from the Samuel Oschin Comprehensive Cancer Institute at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, in collaboration with colleagues from UCLA, the pepper component caused human prostate cancer cells to undergo programmed cell death or apoptosis.
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from: champagnesheik
date: Mar. 16th, 2006 06:40 am (UTC)

Luckily, I often shove jalapenos up my ass and rub them against my prostate during sexual stimulation. I shall never get prostate cancer.

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