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Eating Thai Soup May Inhibit Tumor Growth

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Posted on Oct 10, 2002, 2 a.m. By Bill Freeman

Tom Yum Gung soup has been a popular choice of lovers of Thai food for years; however, new research suggests that as well as being tasty the dish could also fight cancer. Sometimes called hot-and-sour soup, the broth contains shrimps, coriander, lemon grass, lime leaves, galangal roots, straw mushrooms, and a variety of chillies.

Tom Yum Gung soup has been a popular choice of lovers of Thai food for years; however, new research suggests that as well as being tasty the dish could also fight cancer. Sometimes called hot-and-sour soup, the broth contains shrimps, coriander, lemon grass, lime leaves, galangal roots, straw mushrooms, and a variety of chillies. A recent study by scientists from Thailand and Japan found that together, these ingredients are 100-times more effective in inhibiting cancerous tumor growth than other foods. The researchers are now hoping to identify and extract the most potent anti-cancer compounds. The incidence of digestive tract cancers is considerably lower in Thailand than that seen European and Western countries.

SOURCE/REFERENCE: Reported by europe.cnn.com on the 3rd January 2001

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