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Dried StrawberriesSpring is the best time for eating such wonderful and useful gifts of our Mother Nature as strawberries. You can read more about numerous health benefits of strawberries, and the greatest thing is: the scientists keep on researching and looking for new therapeutic properties and healing powers of these amazing berries. According to the results of a new study carried out by the experts at the Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center - Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Richard J. Solove Research Institute, consuming just 60 grams of freeze-dried strawberries can substantially help in esophagus cancer prevention.

Esophagus cancer is one of the most dangerous and speedy type of this terrible disease. It is estimated that every year about 8,000 British people are diagnosed with this form of cancer, and not more than 400 of them survive.freeze-dried strawberries The American Cancer Society reports that in the United States, the number of people annually diagnosed with esophagus cancer exceeds 16,000. Currently, this type of cancer is considered the 6th most common cause of death in the world, and it is the third most diagnosed type of gastrointestinal cancer.

During the phase of experiments, 36 volunteers (average age 55) had mild-to-moderate dysplasia in the esophagus were given 30 grams of freeze-dried strawberries with a glass of water two times a day or 6 months. Specialists believe that freeze-dried strawberries have about 10 times higher concentration of valuable natural healing properties, including cancer-fighting powers. After comparing biopsies of esophagus taken before and after the experiments, the scientists found out that 29 of the participants demonstrated a decrease in historical grade of precancerous lesions.

Tong Chen, assistant professor at Ohio University and one of the leaders of the study, comments on the findings: “We concluded from this study that six months of strawberry treatment is safe and easy to consume. In addition, our preliminary data suggests that strawberries decreased histological grade of precancerous lesions and reduced cancer-related molecular events.” The results and conclusions of this interesting research are scheduled to be presented at the coming 102nd meeting of the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) which is going to take place in Orlando later this spring.

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