March 2000 Issue
Lutein-Rich Foods Confer Colon Cancer Protection
Spinach may help reduce the risk of colon cancer, thanks to its rich supply of the carotenoid lutein, say University of Utah Medical School researchers. In a study of over 4,000 people, half of whom were newly diagnosed with colon cancer, a higher intake of lutein over the previous two years was associated with a 17% lower risk of colon cancer. Protection was twice that for those younger than age 67 at the
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