Walnuts may combat breast cancer, U.S. study finds
Walnut consumption could reduce the growth of tumors related to breast cancer, as well as prevent the development of cancer cells, a study conducted by Dr. Wanda Elaine Hardman and the California Walnut Commission said.
According to the website DigitalExtremadura, research was performed on 40 mice with the disease.
The animals were divided into two groups. One was fed daily with chopped walnuts, making up 18% of their caloric intake, while the other was given a diet rich in corn oil, vitamins, fibers and minerals.
The results were astounding, the research said. After 35 days, the tumors in mice fed walnuts were significantly smaller than those of mice on the other diet.
Despite the impressive results, the researchers said further study was needed to understand human application.
Several scientific studies have shown walnuts to help prevent cardiovascular disease risk factors and reduce the risk of neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer’s.
The California Walnut Commission consistently develops scientific research on walnut health benefits.