A new study found an antioxidant called resveratrol, helps block protein clumps found in 50% of tumours from forming, the Daily Mail reported.
Researchers from the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro came to the conclusion after examining resveratrol's effect on the protein p53.
The find could help researchers develop drugs that could prevent these protein clusters.
The discovery could also to lead to the development of toothpastes and mouthwashes that include resveratrol.
"Oral cells normally constitute a physical barrier that prevents infections," study author Dr Victoria Moreno-Arribas, from the Spanish National Research Council, Madrid, told the Daily Mail.
Adding, "But bacterial adhesion to host tissues constitutes a key step in the infectious process."
Resveratrol is also found in cranberries, blueberries and peanuts.
The study's findings were originally published in the journal Oncotarget....