Walnuts against prostate cancer

Walnuts reduce the risk of prostate cancer, writes the newspaper Daily Telegraph, quoted by BTA. Scientists from the Davis University of California made tests with walnuts, because people with prostate cancer have higher levels of endothelin. Their results revealed that in mice fed with walnuts, approx 50 percent less prostate formations are seen than in the control group which received soybean oil.

Walnuts reduce the risk of prostate cancer.Photo: www.sxc.hu.

The reason, according to scientists, is precisely the ability of walnuts to reduce levels of thepeptide called endothelin that promotes inflammation of blood vessels. Walnuts have many useful nutrients, such as omega-3 fatty acids, a form of vitamin E, which helps prevent inflammation, polyphenols and antioxidants. Although predisposition to prostate cancer is partially inherited, according to experts, the disease is also related to lifestyle and diet, emphasizes actualno.com.