Liquorice could offer valuable protection against sunburn and skin cancer which, say Cancer Research UK, has become the most common cancer among 15- to 34-year-olds.
According to the National Cancer Institute in the US, when applied to the skin, liquorice extract helps combat UV damage and can reduce sunburn by acting as a powerful anti-inflammatory.
Researchers at the Institute of Chinese Medical Science in Taiwan have now discovered why. They found that the active molecule glycyrrhizin blocks AP-1, a protein that can cause inflammation and cancer. Read more
Wednesday, July 8, 2009
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