Diet choice may influence the spreading of cancer. Image: Pixabay
Diet may influence metastasis of cancers

A detailed study performed by more than a dozen of research institutions found that limiting the availability of the amino acid asparagine reduces the spread of a deadly type of breast cancer in laboratory mice. Asparagine, one of the components of proteins in the body, is found in many food products including dairy, whey, beef, poultry, eggs, fish, seafood, asparagus, potatoes, legumes, nuts, seeds, soy and whole grains. Low amounts are found in fruits and vegetables. Results of the study suggest that the choice of diet during cancer treatment may influence treatment outcome. This will have to be tested further in clinical studies.

Read the full story: Cedars-Sinai Medical Centre
Scientific publication: Nature