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Generic: Citrus Pectin
treats Detoxification and Prostate cancer

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Eliaz I, Hotchkiss AT, Fishman ML, et al. The effect of modified citrus pectin on urinary excretion of toxic elements. Phytother Res 2006;20(10):859- 864.

Guess BW, Scholz MC, Strum SB, et al. Modified citrus pectin (MCP) increases the prostate- specific antigen doubling time in men with prostate cancer: a phase II pilot study. Prostate Cancer Prostatic Dis 2003;6(4):301- 304.

Hayashi A, Gillen AC, Lott JR. Effects of daily oral administration of quercetin chalcone and modified citrus pectin on implanted colon- 25 tumor growth in Balb- c mice. Altern Med Rev 2000;5(6):546- 552.

Hsieh TC, Wu JM. Changes in cell growth, cyclin/ kinase, endogenous phosphoproteins and nm23 gene expression in human prostatic JCA- 1 cells treated with modified citrus pectin. Biochem Mol Biol Int 1995;37(5):833- 841.

Kidd P. A new approach to metastatic cancer prevention: modified citrus pectin (MCP), a unique pectin that blocks cell surface lectins. Altern Med Rev 1996;1:4- 10.

Marounek M, Volek Z, Synytsya A, et al. Effect of pectin and amidated pectin on cholesterol homeostasis and caecal metabolism in rats fed a high- cholesterol diet. Physiol Res 2007;56(4):433- 42.

Modified citrus pectin- monograph. Altern Med Rev 2000;5(6):573- 575.

Nangia- Makker P, Hogan V, Honjo Y, et al. Inhibition of human cancer cell growth and metastasis in nude mice by oral intake of modified citrus pectin. J Natl Cancer Inst 12- 18- 2002;94(24):1854- 1862.

Pienta KJ, Naik H, Akhtar A, et al. Inhibition of spontaneous metastasis in a rat prostate cancer model by oral administration of modified citrus pectin. J Natl.Cancer Inst 3- 1- 1995;87(5):348- 353.

Raz A, Loton R. Endogenous galactoside- binding lectins: a new class of functional cell surface molecules related to metastasis. Cancer Metastasis Rev 1987;6:433- 452.

Strum S, Scholz M, McDermed J, et al. Modified citrus pectin slows PSA doubling time: A pilot clinical trial. Presentation: International Conference on Diet and Prevention of Cancer. May 28, 1999 - June 2, 1999.

Terpstra AH, Lapre JA, de Vries HT, et al. The hypocholesterolemic effect of lemon peels, lemon pectin, and the waste stream material of lemon peels in hybrid F1B hamsters. Eur J Nutr 2002;41(1):19- 26.

Vergara- Jimenez M, Furr H, Fernandez ML. Pectin and psyllium decrease the susceptibility of LDL to oxidation in guinea pigs. J Nutr Biochem 1999;10(2):118- 124.

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