Amid the race to find a cure for cancer, a growing number of increasingly unexpected research areas are being explored by scientists. The most recent surprising claims come from a Harvard University study which found the humble breakfast porridge may have the power to protect against death from cancer.
The study is a meta-analysis of 12 studies about wholegrain and which involve a total of 786,076 participants. It found eating 70 grams of whole grain per day (the same amount as a large bowel of porridge) lowers the risk of death from all causes by 22 per cent.
In particular death from cancer was found to be reduced by 20 per cent and death from cardiovascular disease by 20 per cent.
Source - Independent