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Science now indicates that freeze'dried berries, specifically black raspberries, inhibit cancer development by restoring hundreds of cancer-altered genes to their normal state. Read on to find more information.

Edward Stopa
(401) 444-5155
593 Eddy St
Providence, RI
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593 Eddy St
Providence, RI
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593 Eddy St
Providence, RI
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Pathology

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Gerardo E Guiter, MD
593 Eddy St,
Providence, RI
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Anatomic And Clinical Pathology
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Medical School: Univ De Buenos Aires, Fac De Med, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Graduation Year: 1989

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(401) 444-8450
593 Eddy St
Providence, RI
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(401) 444-8897
593 Eddy St
Providence, RI
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Clinical Pathology
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Medical School: Cornell Univ Med Coll, New York Ny 10021
Graduation Year: 1960

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593 Eddy St
Providence, RI
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(401) 444-8450
593 Eddy St
Providence, RI
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Pathology

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Alfredo R Esparza, MD
(401) 444-5151
593 Eddy St
Providence, RI
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Anatomic And Clinical Pathology
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Male
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Medical School: Univ Auto De Puebla, Esc De Med, Puebla, Mexico
Graduation Year: 1957

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Providence, RI
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Better Berries to Fight Cancer

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By Lindsay Wilson

The next time you toss a handful of berries into your morning smoothie, reach for freeze-dried instead of fresh or frozen. Science now indicates that freeze-dried berries, specifically black raspberries, inhibit cancer development by restoring hundreds of cancer-altered genes to their normal state.

“There are certain genes that play a role in the development of cancer, and while most cancer treatments only target one gene at a time, the berries have a ‘genome-wide’ effect, meaning they target many cancer-causing genes at once,” says lead researcher Gary D. Stoner, professor of pathology, human nutrition, and medicine at Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center.

Berries are about 90 percent water and freeze-drying them removes the water while leaving the structure intact. This concentrates the cancer-preventive compounds—vitamins, minerals, phenols, and phytosterols—about 10 times, explains Stoner. He adds that fresh and frozen berries are probably protective as well, but we’d have to eat a lot more of them to get the same benefits. Also, keep in mind that some nutrients are lost when fruit is heated or cooked, so it’s best to eat your berries (freeze-dried or fresh) just as they are.

We like: Just Tomatoes, Etc.’s variety of organic dried berries, including Organic Just Raspberries ($5.50, 1.5 oz tub; justtomatoes.com ), or Wilderness Family Naturals freeze-dried organic raspberries in either whole or powdered form. ($22.45 to $18.50, 8 oz whole or powdered; wildernessfamilynaturals.com ). —LW

Author: Lindsay Wilson

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