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Friday, July 27, 2007

Blueberries may reduce colon cancer risk by over 50%

The researchers studied 18 rats in which colon cancer had been induced in a manner similar to human colon cancer development. All of the animals were placed on a balanced diet, with half of the animals' diets supplemented with pterostilbene. After eight weeks, the rats fed pterostilbene had 57 percent fewer pre-cancerous colon lesions compared to the control group. The researchers also noted that pterostilbene inhibited certain genes involved in inflammation, considered a colon cancer risk factor.
http://www.newstarget.com/021951.html


Gary Moller comments:
If a drug was invented with a fraction of this effectiveness then it would be a Nobel winning sensation.

While the focus of the research quoted above is a compound found in blueberries, I think the benefits are similar with all dark berries to a greater or lesser extent. It is the dark compounds in the berries that do the job. Another interesting benefit of eating dark berries is they may reduce sensitivity to sunlight and reduce the damage from too much sun.

Check out my Super Smoothie recipe which traditionally includes dark berries as essential ingredients for super nuttrition.
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