Eating enzymes cures cancer
False. Enzymes are substances made from proteins, and their shape is
critical for their action. This shape can be changed under the influence of acid in the stomach and the protein can be
digested (broken down) in the small intestine. So unless enzymes are protected on their passage
through the stomach they will not be effective in the small intestine. Therefore eating enzymes cannot
be expected to influence the progression of a cancer.
There are other factors in food with a potential for reducing the risk of cancer (see
WHAT WE KNOW ABOUT FOOD AND CANCER). Some of these food components may
stimulate enzymes which break down carcinogens (cancer-causing components) and protect against
cancer, but this is not the same as cure.