1 Million New Cases of Skin Cancer Every Year
- Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the United States. More than 1 million skin cancers are diagnosed annually.
- Squamous cell carcinoma is the second most common form of skin cancer. More than 250,000 cases are diagnosed each year, resulting in approximately 2,500 deaths each year.
- One in 5 Americans and one in 3 Caucasians will develop skin cancer in the course of a lifetime.
- More than 90 percent of all skin cancers are caused by sun exposure.
Another example of Resveratrol’s promise as a weapon against and in the prevention of Cancer has come from the Department of Biochemistry, University of Texas Health Science Center at Tyler, Texas which released a report that found that the polyphenol, resveratrol, found in red wine and numerous plant species including mulberries, peanuts and grapes possesses chemo preventive properties against several cancers and cardiovascular diseases.
Resveratrol is an amazing supplement that induces apoptosis by up-regulating the expression of Bax, Bak, PUMA, Noxa, Bim, p53, TRAIL, TRAIL-R1/DR4 and TRAIL-R2/DR5 and simultaneously downregulating the expression of Bcl-2, Bcl-XL, Mcl-1 and survivin.
Resveratrol causes growth arrest at G1 and G1/S phases of cell cycle by inducing the expression of CDK inhibitors p21/WAF1/CIP1 and p27/KIP1. Bottom line: Resveratrol literally may stop some diseases in the early stages of cell generation.