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nightsurfer on 2009-02-25Blueberry Punch is an Australian product but is available for sale on the internet at £16 a bottle.
It also includes a host of other natural ingredients thought to boost health, including green tea, olive leaves, the herb tarragon and the spices turmeric and ginger.
It is thought the ingredients act together to cut inflammation and block a cancer gene.
Dr Jas Singh, who conducted the research on mice at Sydney University, said: "We have undertaken efficacy studies on individual components of Blueberry Punch in the same laboratory setting and found these effective in suppressing cell growth in culture.
"We reasoned that synergistic or additive effects are likely to be achieved when they are combined."
The researchers looked at the effect of Blueberry Punch on both cancer cell cultures in the laboratory and genetically engineered mice with human prostate tumours. After only two weeks of having the syrupy solution added to their drinking water, their tumours had shrunk by