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Garlic the Cancer Fighter (U.S., Italy, China)

Eating just one clove of raw or cooked garlic daily may help protect against stomach and colon cancers. That's the conclusion reached by a researcher at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill who analyzed 17 international population studies examining the eating habits of more than 100,000 people.

Within the study for example, the incidence of stomach cancer was determined to be lower in a region of Italy where people commonly eat a garlic-rich pesto with their food, compared with other regions where much less garlic is consumed.

Date Published: 05/31/2002
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