black raspberries fight colon cancer

A Sweet and Natural Way to Prevent Colon Cancer

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More and more research confirms what we’ve been saying all along… The foods you eat can—quite simply—make you or break you.  A recent study on one specific fruit is the perfect example…

Chicago researchers tested this fruit on mice. They published their findings in Cancer Prevention Research.1 Researchers divided mice into two groups and induced them with forms of colon cancer. They fed both groups a high-risk diet with one key difference… Researchers supplemented some of the diets with this fruit for 12 weeks.

The mice that ate the fruit had fewer tumors. Mice with tumors in their small intestine showed a decrease in tumor size by 45 percent. And the total number of tumors decreased by 60 percent.

The mice induced with cancer in their large intestines had a 50 percent reduction of tumor development. The fruit also reduced inflammation. That’s vital when it comes to stopping cancer cells.

All they had to do was eat one type of berry. But it’s not your average berry…

Black raspberries. Not to be confused with blackberries.

And make no mistake. This news is pretty huge. Colon cancer is one of the leading causes of cancer-related deaths.2 But if caught early it can be treated and cured.

Researchers from the University of Connecticut studied the berry’s anti-inflammatory effects on ulcerative colitis,3 a type of colon disease that can lead to colon cancer. The researchers fed mice with the berry extract. And more positive results…  Inflammation decreased.

A third study only confirms black raspberries’ powerful properties. Researchers from Ohio studied the berry extract’s ability to stop colon cancer cell growth using an in vitro cancer model. Researchers tested various extract doses. All extracts significantly halted cancer cell growth.

Black raspberries are packed with antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. More so than any other berry.

They’re almost exclusively grown in Oregon. That means they can be hard to find in your local grocer. So if you can’t find them in your produce aisle or your local farmer’s market, try looking in the freezer section. Or you can also reap the benefits by buying them in extract supplement form found at a health food store.

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References:
1 http://cancerpreventionresearch.aacrjournals.org/content/3/11/1443
2 http://health.nytimes.com/health/guides/disease/colon-cancer/overview.html
3 http://ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21098643

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