Including ginger in your diet can reduce the risk of colon cancer by as much as 28 percent, a new study conducted by researchers at University of Michigan Medical School reveals.
The study was conducted on a small scale involving just 30 participants, half of whom were given two grams of ginger root supplement daily for four weeks while the other half received a placebo.
The researchers found that taking ginger supplements for four weeks reduced the risk of colon cancer by 28 percent compared to those who had taken placebo.
Stating that more research needs to be done in order to ascertain the exact benefits of ginger, lead researcher Suzanna Rick said, "Interest in this is only going to increase as people look for ways to prevent cancer that are nontoxic, and improve their quality of life in a cost-effective". The report has been published in the journal Cancer Prevention Research.