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  • Seeds of the fruit contain piceatannol, which was found to inhibit cell proliferation and boost autophagic activity
  • Study also suggests the compound may be more effective when combined with a targeted cancer drug

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A natural compound commonly found in passion fruit could be effective as an anti-tumour agent against stomach cancer, a new Chinese study suggests.

Passion fruit is rich in nutrients and antioxidants and has been found to have anti-inflammatory properties.

Its seeds contain piceatannol – a compound that previous studies have suggested could have preventive and therapeutic effects against some cancers.

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