Adding walnuts to your daily diet could go a long way in reducing the risk of breast cancer, a new study conducted by researchers from Marshall University in the United States reveals.
The researchers tested the effect of walnuts in mice that had been genetically programmed to develop breast cancer and found that the risk of cancer was lowered by as much as 50 percent when they were given walnuts in their daily diets.
Lead researcher Elaine Hardman said that walnuts also showed a positive influence on the genetic activity related to the development of breast cancer among humans. "What we put into our bodies makes a big difference - it determines how the body functions, and our reaction to illness and health. The results indicate that increased consumption of walnut could reduce the risk of cancer", she said.
The research has been published in the journal Nutrition and Cancer.