Friday, February 10, 2012

Black Raspberries Prevent Colorectal Cancer

A new study has found that black raspberries may help prevent the risk of colorectal cancer. I don't remember ever seeing black raspberries in grocery stores, but maybe farmer's markets have them.
Black raspberries contain natural compounds that may significantly reduce the risk of colorectal cancer, according to a study conducted by researchers from Ohio State University and published in the journal Cancer Prevention.

Researchers genetically engineered mice to develop either intestinal tumors or a type of colon inflammation, colitis, known to increase the risk of colorectal cancer. They then fed all the mice a high-risk diet low in calcium and vitamin D and high in saturated fat for 12 weeks. Some of the mice were fed 10 percent of their daily calories from freeze-dried black raspberry powder. Read more

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