The Dr. Rath Research Institute conducts research on pathomechanisms in various chronic diseases and on the beneficial effects of micronutrients on these targets. Our research tama has studied the effects of micronutrients on such chronic diseases as cancer and cardiovascular disease, as well as in other areas of health, such as leukemia, preterm labor, and bone fracture. For example, our team has investigated the synergistic effects of micronutrients on targets in cancer development and progression in multiple cancer types both in vivo and in vitro, defining common pathomechanims of all cancers.
Our research studies indicate that multifaceted approaches targeting the mechanisms that are common to all types of cancer cells can be achieved through nutrient synergy. We demonstrated the significant inhibitory effects of a unique micronutrient mixture containing lysine, proline, ascorbic acid and green tea extract nutrient synergy on cancer cell growth, invasion, angiogenesis (the formation of new capillaries from existing blood vessels, essential for progressive growth, invasion, and metastasis of solid tumors), and metastasis, executed through various mechanisms. We have shown NM affects MMPs, can induce apoptosis, and modulates the effects of various growth factors.
The research findings of our research team have been published by prestigious peer-reviewed journals, such as: Experimental Lung Research, Medical Oncology. Oncology Reports, Breast Cancer Research, International Journal of Gynecological Cancer, International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, International Journal of Gastrointestinal Cancer, International Journal of Urology, In Vivo, Journal of Cardiovascular Pharmacology, Leukemia Research, Annals of Cancer Research and Therapy, Journal of the American Nutraceutical Association, Research Communications in Molecular Pathology and Pharmacology, and Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine.
For an overview of our research publications, please click here.