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Research shows all berry types fight cancer equally


Several years ago, a friend persuaded me to start eating goji berries. The health benefits of goji berries had been plugged by both Time and Oprah vaulting the berries to superfruit status.

For six months, I mixed the dried berries in my morning oatmeal, added goji juice to smoothies and snacked on goji berry trail mix as if were some magical panacea. But eventually I gave up the practice because, honestly, goji berries don't taste very good.

So I was relieved to read about a study in the current issue of Pharmaceutical Research showing all types of berries, not just the trendy exotic varieties, may possess similar cancer-fighting effects.

In a study involving rats, researchers from Ohio State University tested black raspberries, red raspberries, blueberries, strawberries, noni berries, acai berries and goji berries against cancer of the esophagus. Their results showed all seven berry types, cancer-fighting compounds ellagitannin and anthocyanin, packed the same preventive punch.

A separate study appearing in the June issue of Cancer Prevention Research showed berries may be protective against breast cancer.

Via Science News
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