Wednesday, February 09, 2005

Anti Cancer Carrots?

Worldwide Vegetarian And Vegan News

Chemical in carrot keeps cancer at bay
Source: Daily Telegraph
Date: 09/02/2005

It has emerged that scientists at the University of Newcastle upon Tyne and the Danish Institute of Agricultural Sciences believe from studies that a chemical found in carrots, falcarinol, may reduce the risk of cancer. Scientists tested food supplements containing the chemical on rats with pre-cancerous tumours, discovering that it reduced the development of tumours by a third. The chemical is also present in other carrot-related vegetables, as well as ginseng.

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