New Study Finds Strawberries May Slow Precancerous Growth in Esophagus

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WATSONVILLE, CA (April 6, 2011) – A new study by The Ohio State University suggests strawberries may help prevent human esophageal cancer. This news comes at a time when, according to the American Cancer Society, more than 16,000 new cases of the disease will be diagnosed in the United States this year.

According to lead researcher, Tong Chen, M.D., PhD, strawberries may help protect those at risk of esophageal cancer. This study builds on previously published research by Chen and colleagues in China, who found that freeze-dried strawberries significantly inhibited tumor development.

These results were presented at the 2011 annual meeting of the American Association for Cancer Research in Orlando, Florida. This study examining the beneficial impact of strawberries on cancer prevention was funded by the California Strawberry Commission.

Researchers from The Ohio State University are also investigating the effects of strawberries on reducing inflammation-associated colorectal cancer.

For more details regarding the study, please visit: http://bit.ly/gtXlFC

Esophageal cancer is the third most common gastrointestinal cancer and the sixth most frequent cause of cancer death in the world.

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