01 June 2016


Smokers may have an unlikely new ally in fighting the cancer-threat their habit represents: watercress. Not in salads, but in the form of a concentrated extract. American researcher have discovered that if it is taken multiple times a day, the extract of this leafy green substantially reduces the activation of a carcinogen present in tobacco known as nicotine-derived nitrosamine ketone. Clinical trials suggest that cigarette smokers may benefit from the extract’s detoxifying effect, especially those who lack certain genes that are involved in the processing of carcinogens.


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