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Garlic and Onion Help Prevent Mammary Tumors

Raw Garlic and Onions Reduce Risk of Breast Cancer - The catalyst for one population based study in Puerto Rico was the lower rate of breast cancer on the island as compared to the mainland. Scientists from the University at Buffalo sought to assess the evidence associated with eating onions and garlic and the prevention of breast cancer. The researchers wrote that an inverse relationship between the intake of onion and garlic and the risk of lung, prostate and stomach cancers had been previously established.  The team collaborated with the University of Puerto Rico to analyze the association between these ingredients commonly found in a popular condiment, sofrito. Lead study author Gauri Desai from the University at Buffalo School of Public Health and Health Professions, said in a press release from the University, "We found that among Puerto Rican women, the combined intake of onion and garlic, as well as sofrito, was associated with a reduced risk of breast cancer."  Read more.....

 

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