Berberine safe, effective in reducing risk for recurrent colorectal adenoma

Berberine, a supplement originally extracted from the Chinese herb Coptis chinensis, helped to reduce risk for recurrent colorectal adenoma, according to study results.Ying-Xuan Chen, MD, from the division of gastroenterology and hepatology at Shanghai Jiao-Tong University School of Medicine in China, and colleagues wrote that while berberine has been used to treat diarrhea and enteritis, recent research has shown it may have anti-tumor activity.“Our previous study demonstrated that berberine could prevent tumorigenesis of colorectal cancer in mice by changing the structure of theRead More

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