Pomegranate Compounds May Lower Breast Cancer risk

Pomegranate

U.S. researchers discovered that there are 10 natural compounds found in pomegranates appears to reduce the risk of estrogen-fueled breast cancer.

And how do these compounds work? The chemicals block an enzyme associated with tumors called aromatase.

“We identified some of these chemicals in pomegranates that actually have properties that can suppress aromatase,” researcher Shiuan Chen, of the City of Hope cancer research and treatment center in Duarte, California, said in a telephone interview.

Previous research suggests that pomegranates may also be helpful in reducing the risk of heart disease and Alzheimer’s disease.

For further reading: Pomegranate compounds may ease breast cancer risk

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