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September 05, 2019 - IOL

Eating mushrooms three times a week 'can cut prostate cancer risk'

Eating mushrooms three times a week 'can cut prostate cancer risk'
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Eating mushrooms three times a week cuts the risk of prostate cancer by nearly a fifth, a study suggests.

Researchers in Japan found the fungi contain compounds that suppress a male hormone that boosts the cancer’s growth. The claim follows a study that followed more than 36 000 men, aged 40 to 79, over 13 years. Eating mushrooms just once or twice a week cut prostate cancer risk by 8%, the team found.

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