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An Orange a Day May Prevent Cancer

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Posted on Dec 13, 2003, 4 a.m. By Bill Freeman

Results of a recent study by a research group of the Australian government suggest that eating an orange each day may help to prevent certain cancers. The Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization (CSIRO) found that eating citrus fruits could reduce the risk of developing cancers of the mouth, larynx, and stomach by as much as 50%.

Results of a recent study by a research group of the Australian government suggest that eating an orange each day may help to prevent certain cancers. The Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization (CSIRO) found that eating citrus fruits could reduce the risk of developing cancers of the mouth, larynx, and stomach by as much as 50%. The study also revealed that eating one serving of citrus fruits a day as well as the recommended five servings of fruit and vegetables could reduce the risk of stroke by 19%. According to study leader Katrine Baghurst: "Citrus fruits...protect the body through their antioxidant properties and by strengthening the immune system, inhibiting tumor growth and normalizing tumor cells." She says that oranges contain the highest antioxidant levels of all fruit - they contain more than 170 different pytochemicals, including more than 60 flavonoids with proven anti-inflammatory, anti-tumor, and blood clot inhibiting properties.

SOURCE/REFERENCE: Reported by www.reutershealth.com on the 3rd December 2003.

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