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Research Show Precancerous Growth in Esophagus May Be Slowed by Strawberries

Friday, April 15th, 2011

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Research presented at the 102nd meeting of the American Cancer Association for Cancer Research (AACR) in Orlando, Florida on April 2-6 concluded that “daily consumption of strawberries suppressed biomarkers involved in esophageal carcinogenesis, including cell proliferation, inflammation and gene transcription.” This clinical trial was a follow up with humans of a previous trial by the researchers in which they found that freeze-dried strawberries significantly inhibited the development of esophageal tumors in rats.
The 36 study subjects ate 60 grams (about 2 ounces) of freeze-dried strawberries daily for 6 months. Biopsy specimens were obtained before and after this intervention. Results showed that 29 of the 36 subjects demonstrated a decrease in the histological grade of the precancerous lesions during the study period. Because the researchers believe most patients with precancerous esophageal lesions later develop esophageal cancer strawberries may slow the progression of the lesions in the esophagus.
More information is available at:
http://www.aacr.org/home/public–media/aacr-in-the-news.aspx?d=2327