Khamis, 24 November 2011

Walnut kurangkan risiko barah payudara

Walnut kurangkan risiko barah payudara

One in 10 women will develop breast cancer, caused by modern lifestyles. Breast cancer is the second most common cancer, after cervical cancer. Based on research results compiled by researchers from Marshall University, which was reported in the journal Nutrition and Cancer, consumption of walnuts (Canarium ovatum) was able to reduce the risk of breast cancer significantly.
In this study, researchers conducted tests on rats to see the benefits of walnut consumption. The results showed that the risk of breast cancer dropped significantly in the mice that ate walnuts every day with a moderate amount. The study, led by Elaine Hardman, of Marshall Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine, also compared the effects of the consumption of certain foods with a diet containing walnuts. Total consumption of walnuts in the testing is equivalent to about 2 ounces per day for humans.  During this period, the group that ate walnuts had a half till the second phase of decline in breast cancer compared to those who diet without walnuts. In fact, the number and size of breast cancer tumors is significantly much smaller in those who ate the canary. Study results also showed that a diet rich in walnuts changed the activity of multiple genes that are relevant to breast cancer in both mice and humans. Other testing showed that increases in omega 3 fatty acids did not fully account for the anti-cancer effect, and found that tumor growth decreased when dietary vitamin E increased. “Food is an important drug in our diet. What we put into the body will make a big difference. Food determines how the body works and reacts to illness and health,” he said. Hardman also said that other studies have clearly shown that some compounds contained in walnuts can reduce the risk of cancer or slow cancer growth.



Walnut Medical benefits and claims

According to wikipedia, raw walnuts contain glyceryl triacylates of the n-3 fatty acid alpha-linolenic acid (ALA), which is not as effective in humans as marine n-3 fatty acids, and (mostly insoluble) antioxidants. Roasting reduces antioxidant quality. In 2010, a report published in the Journal of the American College of Nutrition said that walnuts and walnut oil improve reaction to stress.

Here are some other benefits for the health nuts that you may not know:
o   Walnuts are rich in omega-3 fatty acid and alpha linolenic acid (ALA) which can improve the performance of our arteries,
o   Walnuts also contain powerful antioxidants that prevent cancer,
o   In addition, eating walnuts every day can prevent gallstones,
o   Monounsaturated fats in nuts help get rid of bad cholesterol and lipoproteins by enhancing blood clotting,
o   Essential amino acid called L-arginine in walnuts would be converted into nitric oxide in the body that helps increase blood flow. Also, to prevent narrowing of the arteries and fat accumulation in the arterial wall,
o   Walnuts are also often food for the brain because it is a source of omega-3 fatty acids that optimize the function of cells in the brain so you became more intelligent.

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