Mangoes help prevent breast and colon cancer

Summer is here, which means mangoes are back in season!  According to Science Daily,   a new study by Texas AgriLife Research food scientists has found that the fruit prevented or stopped cancer growth in certain breast and colon cell lines.

Scientist couple, Dr. Susan and Steve Talcott,   found that the fruit showed some impact on lung, leukemia and prostate cancers but was most effective on the most common breast and colon cancers

“What we found is that not all cell lines are sensitive to the same extent to an anticancer agent,” says Susan Talcott. “But the breast and colon cancer lines underwent apotosis, or programmed cell death. Additionally, we found that when we tested normal colon cells side by side with the colon cancer cells, that the mango polyphenolics did not harm the normal cells.”

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