Ginger could reduce bowel cancer risk

Fifteen volunteers given two grams of ginger root supplement daily for 28 days showed reduced signs of colon inflammation - a condition that has been linked to bowel cancer - compared to 15 given a placebo.
The researchers, from the University of Michigan Medical School in the US, consequently suggested that ginger could be used as a bowel cancer prevention agent.
Suzanna Rick, a naturopathic doctor, said: "Interest in this is only going to increase as people look for ways to prevent cancer that are nontoxic, and improve their quality of life in a cost-effective."
The study is published in Cancer Prevention Research, a journal of the American Association for Cancer Research.
Bowel cancer claims 16,000 lives a year in Britain, more than either breast or prostate cancer.

Source  - Telegraph

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