Strawberries Battle Esophageal Cancer

Thursday, 07 April 2011 09:27 AM

Strawberries not only are delicious but now researchers believe they may fight esophageal cancer, the sixth most frequent cause of cancer death in the world.

In a study led by Tong Chen of Ohio State University, scientists demonstrated that freeze-dried strawberries slowed the growth of precancerous lesions of 30 participants who ate the fruit for six months, according to a story in the Wall Street Journal. Research previously done had shown that freeze-dried strawberries inhibited the growth of tumors in rats.

People in the study ate 30 grams of freeze-dried strawberries dissolved in a glass of water twice a day. This freeze-dried substance has 10 times the concentration of fresh berries, according to Chen. However, eating whole strawberries every day would be beneficial as well, she said.

Her work is preliminary, she said, and larger, randomized placebo-controlled studies are needed to validate her results.
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