April 13

(Wall Street Journal) “Strawberries have the potential to prevent esophageal cancer, according to a preliminary study released Wednesday.  Researchers, led by Ohio State University, were able to show that freeze-dried strawberries slowed the growth of dysplastic, or precancerous, lesions in about 30 people who consumed the fruit for six months.  Esophageal cancer is the third most common gastrointestinal cancer and the sixth most frequent cause of cancer death in the world, Dr. Chen said. About 16,000 new cases of esophageal cancer a year are diagnosed in the U.S., according to the American Cancer Society.”  For the full report, visit http://on.wsj.com/fUuSqU