Cancer

Walnuts and the fight against cancer.

According to the CDC (Center for Disease Control and Prevention), more than one-third (35.7%) of U.S. adults are obese.[1]  The American Institute for Cancer Research (AICR) states that this could result in a corresponding increase in cancer rates in the years ahead.[2]

Preliminary animal research has been investigating the potential benefit walnuts may have on fighting a variety of cancers including breast, prostate, and colorectal. Please note, that these animal studies are provided as background and used to formulate hypotheses for additional research needed to determine the effects on humans.

 

[1] http://www.cdc.gov/obesity/data/facts.html

[2]http://preventcancer.aicr.org/site/News2?abbr=pr_&page=NewsArticle&id=19343&fp20100804