Scientists from the University of Warwick have discovered a previously unknown relationship between inflammation and intracellular processes, which can help in the prevention and treatment of many diseases of the gastrointestinal tract, including cancer.
Researchers managed to prove that the intracellular mechanism of autophagy – the cell’s absorption of its own harmful or damaged elements – can cause inflammation if it works incorrectly. This discovery can help in the treatment and prevention of colon cancer or Crohn’s disease.
A number of products, however, have a positive effect on the functioning of the autophagy process and, therefore, helps to prevent inflammatory processes and diseases of the gastrointestinal tract. These include grenades, red grape varieties, pears, mushrooms, lentils, soy and green peas.