Walnuts may prevent breast cancer/核桃或能預防乳癌


Eating walnuts may help to reduce the risk of developing breast cancer, research suggests.


The nuts contain ingredients such as omega-3 fatty acids, antioxidants and phytosterols that may all reduce the risk of the disease. Mice fed the human equivalent of two ounces (56.7g) of walnuts per day developed fewer and smaller tumours.


The US study was presented to the American Association for Cancer Research annual meeting.


Researcher Dr Elaine Hardman, of Marshall University School of Medicine, said although the study was carried out in mice, the beneficial effect of walnuts was likely to apply to humans too.


She said: "We know that a healthy diet overall prevents all manner of chronic diseases."


"It is clear that walnuts contribute to a healthy diet that can reduce breast cancer."


Previous research has suggested eating walnuts at the end of a meal may help cut the damage that fatty food can do to the arteries.



equivalent: 此為名詞,相等物。例句:There is no English equivalent for ’bon appetit’ so we have adopted the French expression.(英文裡沒有等同於「bon appetit」的詞,所以我們直接採用這個法文。)

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