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The anti-cancer benefits of fruit and veg

27th March 2009

Scientists have suggested a diet high in fruit and vegetables may protect against cancer and heart disease.   It could be equivalent in this respect to taking a low dose of aspirin every day because of the high levels of salicylates they contain.

A review of the possible link between cancer prevention and this substance found in aspirin carried out by Cardiff University’s school of medicine and published in The Lancet, also found many herbs and spices were rich in salicylates. Organically-grown produce was found to have higher content of salicylates.


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