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Walnuts may slow growth of tumors

September 25, 2008 12:00:00 AM PDT
Walnuts are a healthy addition to any diet. Now, they may also be a powerful cancer fighter. Scientists found snack-sized amounts of walnuts slowed the growth of cancerous tumors. So far the results were only found in mice. All the mice had tumors -- while some ate walnuts, some did not. Experts found that tumors in the walnut group grew half as fast.

Doctors say Omega-3 fatty acids and phytosterols - both found in walnuts - might account for the cancer-fighting properties.

 

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