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Children should eat more veggies: A flavonoid found in them reduces the risk of eye cancer

If you’re a fan of vegetables, a recent study by researchers at Dalian University could give you another reason to keep on eating them: In their recent study, the team found that a quercetin, a compound found in many types of vegetables, has anti-cancer properties. The findings, published in BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine, was the result of a comprehensive analysis of the anti-cancer ability of quercetin using a cell line for retinoblastoma.  Its ability to affect retinoblastoma (RB), in particular, could be a silver lining for people with the disease. While retinoblastoma – a form of cancer that begins in the lining inside the eyes – is rare in adults, it is one of the most common forms of eye cancer in children. In the U.S., up to 500 new cases of retinoblastoma are reported each year.  Read more...

 

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