Don’t be a prune, eat them…

By 29. September 2015Blog, Health, Risk Management

….and keep colon cancer at bay. That’s right, those shrivelled dark fruits normally eaten by people wanting help with their bowel movements, seem to do more than just help things to get moving.

Presented at the 2015 Experimental Biology conference in Boston, and reported on various websites (the link here is from the International Business Times website) researchers from Texas and North Carolina showed that rats fed a diet supplemented with prunes had fewer incidences of precancerous lesions in their colons than those on the control diet.

They hypothesize this is due to the prunes helping the gut to retain beneficial bacteria. Colon cancer according to the American Cancer Society is the 3rd most common cancer diagnosed in the US (not including skin cancer).

This research was funded by the California Dried Plum Board. Click here to read more.