Apigenin-Rich Food For Breast Cancer Reduction

Nice tip from Dr Glenville for you today:

Cancer And The Mediterranean Diet
 
It is Breast Cancer Awareness Month so over the next few days I want to look at the ways that diet and lifestyle can impact on this disease. Sadly this disease affects so many with over 500,000 women being diagnosed with breast cancer each year in the UK.  I want to share a study with you about a plant based compound called apigenin.
 
Researchers from Ohio State University found that this powerful compound which is abundant in the Mediterranean diet can interrupt a process that breast cancer cells use to thrive. The scientists found that apigenin can alter the behaviour of cancer cells so that they are unable to avoid being killed off. Apigenin is a flavonoid so it has powerful antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. Apigenin-rich foods are plentiful in the Mediterranean diet somaking sure that your diet is full of fresh fruit and vegetables and healthy oils could be a good way to reduce your risk of breast cancer.
 
To get plenty of apigenin in your diet include the following foods; parsley, celery, rosemary,chamomile, oregano, thyme, basil and coriander, artichokes, onions, broccoli, grapes and cherries.
And here’s the study abstract she quotes too.

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