More good news about the berries we love: Researchers at the City of Hope say blueberries can control tumor growth, decrease metastasis, and kill the cells of triple-negative breast cancer-—cancers that are negative for estrogen and progesterone receptors and for the epidermal growth hormone Her2. In laboratory tests using blueberry extract on cell cultures, the equivalent of four ounces a day of blueberries (for a 130-pound woman) led to a reduction in weight of those tumors–they weighed 70 percent less than those without the steady blueberry intake. And these tasty disease fighters doubled the rate of cell death of TNBC. Check out the City of Hope’s story on the research. Researchers hope to broaden this research through clinical studies to see if the results hold up in the human body.
What a dandy way to self-medicate.