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Avocados May Help Prevent Oral Cancer, OSU Study Shows WTVT-TV/13 (FOX affiliate-Tampa Bay, Fla.) 9/26/08

Nutrients taken from avocados are able to thwart oral cancer cells, killing some and preventing pre-cancerous cells from developing into actual cancers, according to researchers at Ohio State University. Researchers found that extracts from Hass avocados kill or stop the growth of pre-cancerous cells that lead to oral cancer. The findings were published last year in the journal Seminars in Cancer Biology. Lead author Dr. Steven M. D’Ambrosio, a member of the molecular carcinogenesis and chemoprevention program at Ohio State’s Comprehensive Cancer Center and Department of Radiology (Radiobiology), also wrote an accompanying editorial for the journal, discussing the cancer-fighting potential of fruits and vegetables.


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