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Eating 15 Strawberries Daily Can Prevent Breast Cancer & Reverse Cancer Growth – New Research

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April 20, 2017 – Eating 15 Strawberries Daily Can Prevent Breast Cancer & Reverse Cancer Growth – New Research

Eating just 15 strawberries a day protected mice from aggressive breast cancer in a new medical study. Scientists used an extract from the Alba strawberry to feed female mice with breast cancer tumors, as well as lab-grown cancer cells.

In total, the strawberries made up 15 percent of the mice’s diet. That is just shy of the recommended daily amount of fruit we should eat each day, and would be equivalent to a punnet of strawberries.

After five weeks on a strawberry-boosted diet, the mice showed no sign of progressing cancer spread – and in many, their tumors even shrank.

Dr Maurizio Battino, from the Marche Polytechnic University in Italy, said: ‘We saw a significant reduction in the weight and volume of the tumor.’

The cancer cells used in the experiments were from a highly aggressive and invasive strain.

However, the researchers stressed that results from animal tests do not necessarily mean the same effects will be seen in humans.

Previous studies have already shown that eating between 10 and 15 strawberries a day can make arteries healthier by reducing blood cholesterol levels.

Phenolic plant compounds in the fruits are thought to be responsible for the beneficial effects.

Breast cancer cell line studies showed that strawberry extract blocked biological processes involved in tumour growth and spread.

The activity of several genes playing a role in metastasis, or cancer spread, were reduced.

At the same time, one gene believed to suppress the spread of breast cancer, Htatip2, became more active.

Dr Battino said: ‘The majority of diseases, including cancer, are complex, and involve complex interactions between cellular and molecular systems that determine the development of the disease.

‘These results are without a doubt valid for understanding potential effects of strawberries on breast cancer and the molecular mechanisms involved, but they must be complemented with clinical and epidemiological studies to verify whether humans experience the same positive effects as we have observed in mice.’

The study appears in the latest edition of the journal Scientific Reports.

[First published By MailOnline ]



  1. Joyful

    April 20, 2017 at 2:21 AM

    Poster,why writing about fruit that can not be found in naija? Since I was born,I have never seen strawberries in

    • Kareem Tunde

      April 20, 2017 at 4:09 AM

      this site is vitisted by people al lover the world. I ‘m a Nigerian like you in Philadelphia so the advise still applies to my wife

  2. Bench

    April 20, 2017 at 3:44 AM

    Joyful, strawberry is dey plenty for Nigeria. I have see it everyday. But wetin I want to say be say pipul are not wanting to die. They are do science everyday so that research go tell them something. But upon all the things wey pipul have learn, they are still die. Na bicos death is inivolibul. Whether you be rich man or is poor man, you must die one day bicos death is inivolibul. Even pipul weyris smoke igbo is die, so why other pipul no go die. Everybody is a die one day o.

  3. fifelomo

    April 20, 2017 at 6:25 AM

    Can the poor afford this?

  4. Temy

    April 20, 2017 at 11:28 AM

    is quite on d high side and not too common but notwithstanding it is a very good information. Tanks

  5. MARYF

    April 20, 2017 at 3:20 PM

    is only God that gives live. many poor people are living healthy more than those who can afford fruits like this

  6. iron bar

    April 20, 2017 at 4:11 PM

    FRUITS AND NUTS contributes to great health plus exercise.plant based and not animal based extracts..the influx of fast foods played a huge role in sicknesses we had food aint good period

  7. Big Aunty Koks

    April 20, 2017 at 9:15 PM

    Good information. Thanks.
    Some study also claim that drinking chilled liquor or cold drinks are detrimental to health and encouraged people to drink hot water for varied period of time as remedy for various ailments…including cancer prevention.
    At least water is free so it could be a good alternative.

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