Wednesday, 1 January 2014
Mushrooms and Breast Cancer & Prostrate Cancer
Breast Cancer & Prostrate Cancer: Mushrooms are very effective in preventing breast and prostrate cancer due to the significant presence of various polysaccharides, like Beta-Glucans and conjugated Linoleic Acid, which both have anti-carcinogenic effects. Out of these two, linoleic acid is particularly helpful in suppressing the harmful effects of excess estrogen. This increase in estrogen is one of the prime causes for breast cancer in women after menopause. The Beta-Glucans, on the other hand, inhibit the growth of cancerous cells in cases of prostrate cancer, and numerous studies have shown the antitumor properties of mushrooms when applied medicinally.