Research Roundup

December 2004 Issue

Research Roundup

Shallots and strongly flavored onions may thwart the growth of cancer cells, according to a new laboratory study from Cornell University. Overweight and obesity may increase risk of leukemia in older women. Alpha-linolenic acid (ALA) may protect women from sudden cardiac death, suggests a 16-year Harvard study of nearly 77,000 female nurses.

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