Washington: Scientists have found that eating strawberries may be a way to help people at risk of esophageal cancer protect themselves from the disease. Researchers at The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center – Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Richard J. Solove Research Institute (OSUCCC – James) and researchers in China jointly conducted the study.The study is the first-ever collaborative Ohio State cancer clinical trial to be conducted in China.
The results showed that 29 out of 36 participants experienced a decrease in histological grade of the precancerous lesions during the study."Our study is important because it shows that strawberries may slow the progression of precancerous lesion in the esophagus. Strawberries may be an alternative, or may work together with other chemopreventive drugs, for the prevention of esophageal cancer. But, we will need to test this in randomized placebo-controlled trials in the future," he said.The finding is to be presented during a press briefing at the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) 102nd meeting 2011 in Orlando, Fla. ANI
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