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Apples may help to prevent colon cancer

Sep 12, 2013
Photo Credit:  Nick Perla

Photo Credit: Nick Perla

Eating apples may help prevent colon cancer.  According to a recent study published in the International Journal of Biological Macromolecules, oligosaccharaides (complex carbohydrates) in apples decrease the number of tumors, size of tumors, and tumor growth rates in animals, and the more apple extract the animals were fed, the greater the reduction in cancer. The findings also showed that apple oligosaccharide actually helped in stopping the formation of new cancer cells.  That’s good news for apple lovers out there, because by eating apples you could also be preventing future cancer.  One thing to keep in mind is that ..

Because of this study, the researchers were able to conclude that apple oligosaccharide has a lot of potential as a chemoprevention agent or as an anti-tumor agent. Experts recommend that consumers choose organic apples. Apples that are grown non-organically usually contain residues of various chemicals from pesticides.

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