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June 5, 2009 • Cancer Prevention, Healthy Eating & Nutrition

Go Nuts!

When it comes to palatal pleasure and health-boosting performance nuts score a perfect 10, and an exciting new laboratory study provides yet another reason for women to be nuts over nuts.  Scientists reporting at the American Association for Cancer Research, (Denver, Apr 09) found that mice engineered to develop breast cancer who were fed the rat equivalent dose of 2 small handfuls of walnuts a day, developed 50% less breast cancers than a control group that did not receive the walnuts.  For the walnut fed group of mice that did get the breast cancers, there was a 15% delay (equivalent to 9 human years) in cancer development and the rate of tumor growth was reduced by 50%.  For more on the health benefits of nuts click here.