Cancers are abnormal growth of body cells. It occurs in 3 basic ways namely, initiation, promotion and progression. The prevalence of this ailment is on high ascendancy day in and day out. The escalated cases of Cancer can be attributed to substances such as such as carcinogens and mutagens. Some forms of cancer that are popular today are breast cancer, cervical cancer, prostate cancer, among others.
The study’s systematic review and meta-analysis examined 17 cancer studies published from 1966 to 2020. This led them to analyze data from more than 19,500 cancer patients to establish the relation between mushroom intake and cancer risks.
The researchers found out that people who took any variety of mushrooms into their daily diets had a lower risk of cancer. The study revealed that people who ate 18 grams of mushrooms (1/8 to 1⁄4 cup) daily had a 45% lower risk of cancer compared to those who did not.
Mushrooms are thought to be able to do this due to their possession of vitamins and antioxidants that may help in guarding against cancer. “Mushrooms are known to be the highest dietary source of ergothioneine, which is unique and potent antioxidant and a cellular protector”, said Djibril M. Ba, a graduate student in epidemiology at Penn State College of Medicine.
Next time you plan on eating, consider adding mushrooms to your diets.
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