Wednesday, September 27, 2006

Cabbage Can Cut Down Breast Cancer Risk

According to a new study, women who ate about four servings of sauerkraut or cabbage every week during adolescence, have a 74 percent less chance in getting breast cancer than women who ate about one and a half or less servings of sauerkraut every week. The study conducted by Michigan State University and University of New Mexico suggests changes in diet that can significantly reduce breast cancer risk among women - the second leading cause of cancer deaths among women. There have been studies earlier that have shown a strong connection between the regular consumption of cruciferous vegetables like broccoli, brussel sprouts, cauliflower, cabbage and a reduced risk of breast cancer. However the new research has focused more specifically on the fermented form of cabbage, sauerkraut. --Click the title of this post to read the full article from its source--

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