Breast cancer

14 July 2009

Grapes protect the breasts

There's more to grapes than meets the eye. Research has shown that chemicals found in high levels in grape-based food products block the formation of oestrogen.

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There's more to grapes than meets the eye. Research has shown that chemicals – called procyanidin C dimers – found in high levels in grape-based food products block the formation of oestrogen. Oestrogen is a key factor in breast cancer tumour development.

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Eat a small bunch of grapes (about the size of a tennis ball) every day when they are in season. In winter, a daily glass of red wine should do the trick. Bear in mind that grapes have a high sugar content and should therefore be eaten in moderation.

 

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