Blueberries May Slow Breast Cancer Growth – New Mouse Study Released

Posted: November 16, 2011 in blueberries, blueberry, Breast cancer, sujon, Sujon sport powder
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A new study with mice shows that breast tumours on lab mice was between 60 and 75% smaller when the animals were fed blueberry powder along with their diet.

The good news is that the dosage rate used could be easily obtained in the human diet. The rate used in this research was the equivalent of 300g of fresh blueberries per day for humans (this would be about 2 cups).

More research is required in this field. Interestingly the tumour volume was lower in the group receiving a lower dosage rate of Blueberry powder (300g human equivalent) compared to the mice being fed the higher rate. Although researchers have said that the “difference was not significant” but this does “suggest that there may be an optimal level of blueberry intake”.  

Source: Journal of Nutrition
Volume 141, Pages 1805-1812
“whole blueberry powder modulates the growth and metastasis of MDA-MB-231 triple negative breast tumours in nude mice”
Authors L.S Adams, N. Kanaya, S. Phung, Z. Liu, S. Chen

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