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  • Kernels Cajole Cancer Cell Death

    27th October, 2017 | News
  • Kernels cajole cancer cell death

    Hazelnuts along with macadamias, walnuts, almonds and pistachios, cajole cancer cell death


    Macadamias, hazelnuts, walnuts, almonds and pistachios – while delicious for snacking, these nuts can also pump the brakes on colon cancer cell growth in vitro.

    Intestinal health

    Once fermented in the digestive system, the fibre these nuts contain contributes to the production of butyrate, which promotes the health of the intestinal mucosa and exerts chemo protective effects.


    Additionally, the activity of antioxidant enzymes such as catalase and superoxide dismutase, were increased in nut treated samples, reducing the levels of cancer-promoting reactive oxygen species.

    Prevent chemo

    The nuts also significantly inhibited the growth of the colon adenoma cells and increased apoptosis.  When it comes to chemoprevention, the nuttier the better.