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Those little black flecks do more than add heat to your food. Scientists have recently discovered that peppering your food has healthy payoffs, according to integrative medicine specialist Dr. Robin Miller. Learn how to boost those benefits by watching the video.
Piperine, the active compound in black pepper, may help interrupt the self-renewing process of cancer-initiating stem cells, according to new research out of Michigan. It works by limiting the number of stem cells in your body. And, by limiting the number of stem cells, theoretically, you also limit the number of cells with the potential to form tumors. The lead study author, Madhuri Kakarala, MD, PhD, is a clinical lecturer in internal medicine at the University of Michigan Medical School.
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