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Research: Strawberries may help fight cancer

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April 9, 2011 12:00:00 AM PDT
Scientists in China are conducting research that shows promise for using strawberries to fight cancer.

Researchers gave 36 people with early signs of throat cancer a set amount of freeze-dried strawberries.

Biopsies done before and after show 29 of the 36 had a decrease in precancerous lesions.

Freeze drying the berries concentrates the cancer fighting ingredient by about 10 times.

The next step would be a larger study.