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Strawberry Nutrition and Health Benefits of Strawberries (Page 6)

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5. Inhibit Cancer

Research increasingly points to strawberries as an anti-cancer powerhouse, though studies to date have mostly examined strawberry extracts and powders. A study published in November in the International Journal of Cancer showed that strawberry extracts inhibited the growth of lung tumors in mice exposed to cigarette smoke, and a 2012 Chinese clinical trial demonstrated that freeze-dried strawberry powder­ has potential for preventing esophageal cancer. Strawberries have also been found to be protective against other cancers, including oral, breast and cervical.

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