Thursday, March 8, 2012

Eat Your Berries! Lots of Berries!

Breast Cancer Blood Vessel Formation Is Blocked By Ellagic Acid - Food for Breast Cancer
In order to grow beyond a very small size, tumors must induce angiogenesis, the growth of new blood vessels. Blocking this step is one strategy for fighting cancer. Ellagic acid, a flavonoid found in numerous berries, pomegranates and other foods, has been shown to inhibit breast cancer in cell and animal studies. Now a new study has described the mechanism of action by which ellagic acid inhibits angiogenesis.

A reminder to keep up with my berries. I love having wild-picked northern blueberries in my freezer. Yeah, berries.  Read this article for more info on the topic.

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