Sunday, March 05, 2006

Veggies against cancer!

Pancreatic Cancer is one of the most serious and deadly forms of cancer. It appears suddenly with little or no warning and can overwhelm the body with frightening speed. Researchers from the University of California found that a diet heavy in fruits and vegetables cuts the chance of developing Pancreatic Cancer by 50%. The foods strongly associated with risk reduction were garlic, onions, beans, carrots, dark leafy vegetables, broccoli, cauliflower and oranges. A minimum of 5 servings a day was associated with the lowest risk. On a semi-related side note, Italian researchers found that the hop flower, found in most microbrewed beers, were found to inhibit the growth of cancer cells. It seems the ingredient in hops, xanthohumol is a potent anti-oxidant.

Thought for the Week: " Illnesses hover constantly above us, their seeds blown by the wind, but they do not set in the terrain unless the terrain is ready to receive them."--- Claude Bernard


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