December 1, 2007
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Since scientists from Israel published data in 2000 showing pomegranate's beneficial effects on cardiovascular health, interest in the exotic fruit has been growing. The interest has primarily centered on its possible beneficial effects on cardiovascular health and in cancer prevention and treatment.
In a large, multi-institutional (7 sites), randomized, controlled study of dietary change, researchers sought to determine whether a significant increase in vegetable, fruit, and fiber intake, together with a decrease in total dietary fat intake, reduces risk of recurrent and new primary breast cancer and all-cause mortality among women with previously treated early stage breast cancer (aged 18-70 years).
In a population-based, prospective cohort study (The Shanghai Women's Health Study), Japanese women were studied for the possible association between green tea consumption and colorectal cancer.
African-Americans often use CAM to treat conditions, not to prevent them; NCCAM expands Centers of Excellence in CAM research program