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Foods that fight cancer

Angiogenesis is a process that is required for cancer growth. If something can stop the process, the cancer can't grow.  Some drugs are designed to do just that even though the efficacy is not always as good as wanted. Dr. William Li of Angiogenesis Foundation found many foods contain angiogenic substances. Laboratory and epidemiological evidence suggests that eating certain foods can help fight cancer or prevent cancer development.

Here is the list of foods according to Dr Li that contain antiangiogenic substances.

Green tea, strawberries, blackberries, raspberries, blueberries, oranges, grapefruit, lemons, apples, pineapple, cherries, red grapes, red wine, bok choy, kale, soy beans, ginseng, maitake mushroom, licorice, turmeric, nutmeg, artichokes, lavender, pumpkin, sea cucumber, tuna, parsley, garlic, tomato, olive oil, grape seed oil, dark chocolate and others.
 
Note that meats and dairy products are on the list.  Vitamin K2 found in cheese has recently been associated with lowered risk of cancer death, according to a study recently reported in American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. Seafood seems to offer some benefits.

For more information, visit angio.org

David Liu