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For which cancer is Arrowroot beneficial for?

Mar 29, 2022

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Nutrition is the single most effective tool which cancer patients can control for managing cancers like ATRX+ Diffuse Glioma or Monoclonal gammopathy of undetermined significance – hence it is important to identify those Foods and Supplements which are scientifically recommended for you. A frequently asked question is if foods like Arrowroot are beneficial for cancer and along with which treatments? There is a mis-conception that all plant-based foods are good for all cancers and all of them are equal in terms of their benefits or their lack of. The reality is that some plant-based foods will be better than others for a specific type of cancer, treatments and other conditions. So Arrowroot benefits will vary and the answer is contextual.

For example, grapefruit with certain medications is not recommended. Also spinach with some blood thinning medications can cause adverse interactions and hence intake should be reduced. For cancer, nutrition which includes food and supplements are important decisions which need to be made.

So are there types of cancer where Arrowroot has more benefits? Yes! Arrowroot is beneficial for Monoclonal gammopathy of undetermined significance patients taking Lenalidomide treatment. But has adverse interactions for ATRX+ Diffuse Glioma patients on Procarbazine treatment.

For Monoclonal gammopathy of undetermined significance along with Lenalidomide – biochemical pathways like P53 Signaling, Angiogenesis, NFKB Signaling, Hypoxia (HIF1 Signaling) and WNT Betacatenin Signaling are potential drivers of the disease. Arrowroot has active ingredients which can manipulate these biochemical pathways to reduce the disease drivers and hence are scientifically beneficial. But for ATRX+ Diffuse Glioma along with Procarbazine – biochemical pathways like Oxidative Stress, DNA Repair (Homology Directed Repair), DNA Repair (Base Excision Repair), Notch Signaling (NOTCH1 Signaling) and Direct Repair are potential drivers of the disease. Arrowroot has active ingredients which can increase disease drivers like Oxidative Stress, DNA Repair (Homology Directed Repair), DNA Repair (Base Excision Repair), Notch Signaling (NOTCH1 Signaling) and Direct Repair and hence intake should be reduced.

Similarly, eating Arrowroot can have scientific benefits for healthy individuals who have a gene mutation in APC which suggests potential risk of cancer. This is because of biochemical pathways Angiogenesis, Lipid Metabolism (Arachidonic Acid Metabolism), Stem Cell Signaling, Growth Factor Signaling (EGFR Signaling) and MYC Signaling. But reduce intake of Arrowroot when at genetic risk of cancer due to mutation of gene NOTCH1 due to its manipulation of biochemical pathways Notch Signaling (NOTCH1 Signaling) causing cancer drivers to increase.

The takeaway being – for ATRX+ Diffuse Glioma, Monoclonal gammopathy of undetermined significance and other cancers individual conditions can influence if foods like Arrowroot are recommended or not. As conditions like ongoing treatments, supplements, habits and other conditions change; the nutrition plan must be re-designed and personalized. Whether ATRX+ Diffuse Glioma or Monoclonal gammopathy of undetermined significance or other cancer types -, current treatments and supplements, age, gender, weight, height, lifestyle and genetic conditions are also key decision factors for creating a personalized nutrition plan.



Why is the choice of foods important for cancer?

Foods like Arrowroot typically contain more than one active ingredient at varying concentrations. Each of these active ingredients like Vanillic Acid has a unique molecular biological mechanism of action. Cancer like most diseases is driven by specific biochemical pathways and molecular interventions of the pathway can be beneficial or create adverse interactions. Hence for ATRX+ Diffuse Glioma, Monoclonal gammopathy of undetermined significance and other cancers there is a need to personalize which foods and supplements to take and regularly evaluate if foods like Arrowroot are recommended or not.

Arrowroot for Monoclonal gammopathy of undetermined significance taking Lenalidomide treatmentand arrowroot for ATRX+ Diffuse Glioma along with Procarbazine treatment

So some of the example questions one may have related to Arrowroot can be: Is Arrowroot beneficial for me? Should I eat it when at genetic cancer risk due to mutation of gene NOTCH1? Should I eat Arrowroot when a mutation of a gene APC is identified? Should I eat Arrowroot when diagnosed with ATRX+ Diffuse Glioma? Should I eat Arrowroot when diagnosed with Monoclonal gammopathy of undetermined significance? Should I eat Arrowroot when on Procarbazine treatment? Should I continue eating Arrowroot if my treatment changes from Procarbazine to Lenalidomide? Are the implications of taking Arrowroot in Monoclonal gammopathy of undetermined significance the same as ATRX+ Diffuse Glioma? And so on.

Arrowroot and cancer

Arrowroot is a starchy substance extracted from the roots of a tropical plant called Maranta arundinacea, which looks similar to other root tubers like cassava. It is native to Indonesia. It is usually available in the form of powder or flour. Arrowroot is known to have many medicinal properties. Following are some of the potential health benefits of Arrowroot:

Arrowroot contains many active ingredients like Vanillic Acid, Quercetin, Beta-carotene, Chlorogenic Acid, Protocatechuic Acid and many other Bioactives at different concentrations. The molecular pathways which are regulated by Arrowroot include Oxidative Stress, P53 Signaling, Angiogenesis, Notch Signaling (NOTCH1 Signaling), Lipid Metabolism (Arachidonic Acid Metabolism) and many others. These cellular pathways directly or indirectly influence cancer molecular endpoints like growth, spread and death. Because of this biological relationship – for cancer, choosing foods like Arrowroot and supplements is an important decision to be made. And not necessarily the same food choices are scientifically best for all individuals.

Include Arrowroot in my nutrition?

The answer to the question “Which Foods to Eat” and “Which Foods to Reduce Intake of” is dependent on multiple factors. Just like the same treatment does not work for every cancer patient, based on individual context the Arrowroot may have scientific benefits or have adverse interactions. Along with which cancer – the ongoing treatments, supplements, lifestyle habits, height, weight, allergies and food preferences are all factors influencing answers to the question.

1. Any benefits of Arrowroot for ATRX+ Diffuse Glioma with Procarbazine treatment?

ATRX+ Diffuse Glioma is known to have mutations in gene like ATRX, IDH1 and MGMT and others which together cause biochemical pathway changes in Oxidative Stress, DNA Repair (Homology Directed Repair), DNA Repair (Base Excision Repair), Notch Signaling (NOTCH1 Signaling) and Direct Repair. A cancer treatment like Procarbazine has molecular action on a unique set of biochemical pathways . The treatment intent is to have a good overlap with the cancer driving pathways and reduce the disease drivers. In such conditions foods which can scientifically cancel out the treatment effect by reducing the overlap between the cancer driving pathways and treatment are candidates for reducing intake of or completely avoid. For example – in the case of ATRX+ Diffuse Glioma and treatment Procarbazine – Arrowroot is not recommended. Arrowroot impacts pathways or processes like Oxidative Stress which can negate the effects of the treatment.

2. Any benefits of Arrowroot for Monoclonal gammopathy of undetermined significance with Lenalidomide treatment?

Monoclonal gammopathy of undetermined significance is defined and driven by specific genetic mutations like LATS2, ZMYM2 and CDK8 leading to biochemical pathway changes in P53 Signaling, Angiogenesis, NFKB Signaling, Hypoxia (HIF1 Signaling) and WNT Betacatenin Signaling. Also treatments like Lenalidomide have molecular action on a unique set of biochemical pathways. Arrowroot should be considered for Monoclonal gammopathy of undetermined significance while on Lenalidomide treatment. Arrowroot impacts pathways or processes like P53 Signaling and Angiogenesis which can either reduce drivers of Monoclonal gammopathy of undetermined significance and/or improve Lenalidomide treatment effect.

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3. Any benefits of Arrowroot for gene NOTCH1 associated cancer genetic risk?

Many companies offer gene panel tests for evaluating genetic risk to different cancers. These panels cover genes like NOTCH1 and many others associated with high prevalence cancers of breast, ovary, uterus, prostate and gastrointestinal system and others. The intent of the genetic testing of NOTCH1 is for diagnosis and/or to find out any potential risk factors for cancer. NOTCH1 mutation causes biochemical pathways or processes like Notch Signaling (NOTCH1 Signaling) to get impacted. Cancer molecular endpoints like apoptosis, proliferation and spread are impacted by pathways like Notch Signaling (NOTCH1 Signaling). Intake of foods like Arrowroot should be reduced when there is a mutation of NOTCH1 for risk of Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia. Arrowroot impacts pathways or processes like Notch Signaling (NOTCH1 Signaling) and creates adverse effects with NOTCH1 mutation.

4. Any benefits of Arrowroot for gene APC associated cancer genetic risk?

APC is also one of many genes available in panels for cancer risk testing. APC mutation causes biochemical pathways or processes like Angiogenesis, Lipid Metabolism (Arachidonic Acid Metabolism), Stem Cell Signaling, Growth Factor Signaling (EGFR Signaling) and MYC Signaling to get impacted. Cancer molecular endpoints like apoptosis, proliferation and spread are impacted by pathways like Angiogenesis, Lipid Metabolism (Arachidonic Acid Metabolism), Stem Cell Signaling, Growth Factor Signaling (EGFR Signaling) and MYC Signaling. Intake of foods like Arrowroot should be considered when Colon cancer risk is identified due to gene APC mutation. Arrowroot impacts biochemical pathways or processes like Angiogenesis and Lipid Metabolism (Arachidonic Acid Metabolism) associated with genetic risk to APC mutation.

* Other Factors Included Like BMI, Lifestyle Habits, Treatments

In Conclusion

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