Berries prevent cancer

A study at The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, compared the ability of different berry types to prevent chemically-induced cancers in the rat esophagus. Rats were treated with a cancer causing agent for 5 weeks, then placed on diets containing 5% of either black or red raspberries, strawberries, blueberries, noni,...

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Acai berry diet makes fruit flies live longer

Investigators at the National Institute on Aging in Baltimore, MD provided acai berry pulp to fruit flies. The amount was 2 percent of their diet. Acai supplementation increased the lifespan of female flies fed a high fat diet compared to the non-supplemented control. They conclude, "Acai has the potential to...

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Mammograms not recommended for women under 40

A report in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute finds mammograms detect few cancers in women under the age of 40 but cause expense and anxiety because women frequently get "false positives" that require follow-up to rule out cancer. Radiologist Bonnie Yankaskas of the University of North Carolina at...

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