Study Finds Walnuts Can Slow Colon Cancer Growth

May 14, 2015

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Up until now, we’ve known that all kinds of nuts are really healthy dietary foods, due to their high concentration in protein.

However, a recent study has found that nuts, especially walnuts, might have a slowing effect on tumor growth.

The study was conducted at Harvard Medical School and was led by Dr. Christos Mantzoros. After testing the effects of walnuts on micro-ribonucleic acids (miRNAs) in mice, the team saw that certain compounds in walnuts actually cause genetic changes in cancer cells.

Dr. Mantzoros said: “While future studies are needed, we’re optimistic of the role of miRNAs as biomarkers of disease and prognosis, and may demonstrate a potential therapeutic target for colorectal cancer treatment.”

And there you have it – not only are walnuts a protein-packed superfood that make for a perfect snack, but can also help those unlucky enough to have colon cancer.


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