[Quoted from Vitality Magazine Online – http://vitalitymagazine.com/]
by Michael Downy
For the first time, a study has found that walnuts, previously shown to help prevent heart disease, might fight prostate cancer. After two months, the equivalent for humans of 14 shelled walnuts, or 2.5 ounces, kept prostate cancers in mice about 50% smaller than those in the no-walnut group. The cancers also grew 30% more slowly. (Earlier evidence suggested pomegranate juice and tomatoes lower the risk of prostate cancer, the most common non-skin cancer.) The study was presented March 24 at the 239th National Meeting of the American Chemical Society in San Francisco. Keep in mind that walnuts are high in calories and your intake of this nut should be limited if you are trying to avoid weight gain.