A blend of mushrooms may help fight breast cancer
Nov 16, 2010
A new study out of of the University of Indiana looked into a medicinal mushroom formula that may be used in the fight against breast cancer.
Researchers from the university and the Methodist Research Institute found that the all-natural blend of six varieties of medicinal mushrooms, which were grown using immune-enhancing and cancer-fighting botanicals, works together to help protect against breast cancer and boost immune system support.
"The formula inhibits growth of highly metastatic human breast cancer cells, and suppresses metastatic potential of these cells," said Dr. Daniel Silva, lead investigator of the study.
As the study has shown, the blend helps fight against invasive forms of breast cancer, and this research is only one of several studies that has shown the benefits of medicinal mushrooms and their ability to help protect cells. Researchers do note that more studies need to be conducted, but that this revelation is promising in the ongoing fight against the disease.
According to the American Cancer Society, there is a one in eight chance of a woman developing breast cancer in her lifetime in the U.S.