Bingeing on Lettuce Gives a Clue About Lurking Breast Cancer

by Savitha C Muppala on  August 4, 2011 at 6:22 PM Cancer News
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59-year-old Elsie Campbell experienced an odd craving, she just wanted to eat lettuce. This craving turned into an obsession and she couldn't get enough of it.
 Bingeing on Lettuce Gives a Clue About Lurking Breast Cancer
Bingeing on Lettuce Gives a Clue About Lurking Breast Cancer
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Her craving increased manifold and soon she was consuming four lettuces a day. Observing this abnormal eating pattern, her husband, a research scientist, thought it could be indicative of some deficiency in the body.   
 
To understand what could have triggered this sudden craving, he found that lettuce contains a nutrient which is deficient in victims of breast cancer.   

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At his insistence, Elsie consulted a specialist and was diagnosed with breast cancer. Since she was diagnosed early, the lump was removed. She is now clear of cancer after few months of treatment.



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