Carrots Cancer Cure

Chemical in carrot keeps cancer at bay

Source: Daily Telegraph

Date: 09/02/2005

It has emerged that scientists at the University of Newcastle upon Tyne and the Danish Institute of Agricultural Sciences believe from studies that a chemical found in carrots, falcarinol, may reduce the risk of cancer. Scientists tested food supplements containing the chemical on rats with pre-cancerous tumours, discovering that it reduced the development of tumours by a third. The chemical is also present in other carrot-related vegetables, as well as ginseng.