X-Message-Number: 16067
Date: Wed, 18 Apr 2001 08:30:45 EDT
Subject: Longevity with oltipraz

Half of all cancer cases may have a food origin. That is particularly true in 
China where aflatoxins from moulds contaminate rice and grain foods.

A set of drugs stimulate the glutathione S-transferase (GST) enzyme 
production. GST is a natural anti-oxydant.  Oltipraz is one of these new 
drugs. Animal experiments have produced only one side effect:  a greater 
(Seen in New Scientist, April 7 2001 issue, p.4).

Yvan Bozzonetti.

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