Cancer Researchers Say Blueberries May Control Breast Cancer Tumor Growth

SANTA MONICA, Calif., Sept. 26, 2011 — /PRNewswire/ — Eating blueberries may inhibit breast cancer tumor growth, according to a recent study by researchers at the City of Hope in Los Angeles that is published in the October 2011 issue of The Journal Of Nutrition and featured in the September issue of Food Nutrition & Science.

The study found that the oral intake of whole blueberry powder could reduce the growth and metastasis of a very aggressive form of breast cancer (triple-negative cancer) – for which there are very few effective drugs.

“‘Super food’ blueberries are known for being rich in flavonoids and proanthocyanidins, and these phytochemicals may affect cell growth and fight free radicals with their antioxidant properties,” said Phil Lempert, founder of Food Nutrition & Science and CEO of The Lempert Report and “What continues to become clearer is that food plays an integral role in our overall long term health and wellness and this is an opportunity for retailers to provide more information for their customers and better merchandise their stores.”

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