Red Beet has anti-tumor promoting activity. - GreenMedInfo Summary
Chemoprevention of lung and skin cancer by Beta vulgaris (beet) root extract.
Cancer Lett. 2008 Jan 18;259(1):39-49. Epub 2007 Oct 29. PMID: 8620443
The in vitro inhibitory effect of Beta vulgaris (beet) root extract on Epstein-Barr virus early antigen (EBV-EA) induction using Raji cells revealed a high order of activity compared to capsanthin, cranberry, red onion skin and short and long red bell peppers. An in vivo anti-tumor promoting activity evaluation against the mice skin and lung bioassays also revealed a significant tumor inhibitory effect. The combined findings suggest that beetroot ingestion can be one of the useful means to prevent cancer.