Compared with the type of the other nuts, walnuts are very unique. As information, kenarilah is the only one of the most nuts contain alpha-linolenic acid, one type of omega 3 fatty acids that are bioactive components that can inhibit the formation of the type of cancer MDA-MB 231 or breast cancer.
The researchers from Marshall University School of Medicine was trying to figure out what the content contained in walnuts.
Walnuts are not very popular compared to so many other foods are touted as anti-cancer foods such as soybeans, tomatoes and others. Yet studies show that regular consumption of walnuts can lower bad cholesterol (LDL) and increase healthy cholesterol (HDL) in the body.
Not only that, walnuts are also very well known to prevent and slow the progression of breast cancer. Walnuts are very unique compared to other nuts as only kenarilah the only nuts that contain alpha-linolenic acid, one type of omega 3 fatty acids which contain the most widely quoted as saying of Health.
Other sources, namely alpha-linolenic soybeans, flaxseed, fish and some green vegetables, but it implies only a little and there is nothing more than a walnut.
In their study, researchers wanted to determine the effect of walnut consumption on breast cancer development in mice. Components contained in walnuts as phytosterols, polyphenols, carotenoids, melatonin and omega 3 fatty acids are bioactive components that can inhibit the formation of the type of cancer MDA-MB 231 or breast cancer.
To find out its effectiveness, the tumor cells were injected in two groups of rats as a forerunner to breast cancer. One group was fed walnuts and other groups do not. After 10 days, tumor cells found in mice not given the growing walnuts, in contrast to rats that ate the canary experienced a shrinkage of tumor cells.
From there, investigators from the Department of Biochemistry and Microbiology know that walnuts can indeed mengahambat growth of cancer cells, especially breast cancer. Researchers also found levels of eicosapentaenoic (EPA) and docosahexaenoic (DHA) in liver of rats given a canary higher than mice not given a walnut.
EPA and DHA are known to many in the marine fish such as salmon, sardines and others. But it implies the canary would not lose much. In addition to known benefits in preventing cancer growth and mengahmbat, EPA and DHA are also very good for brain development and increase capacity.