One Clove of Garlic a Day, Keeps Cancer Away
Scientists from the Center of Jiangsu Province for Disease Control and Prevention (China) decided to test the effect of such an ancient product as garlic (also known as Allium Sativum) for malignant neoplasms and got very interesting results. The findings of scientists say that eating just one clove of fresh garlic a day, can not only prevent but also to treat certain types of cancer.
Each year cancer kills millions of people. According to statistics done by the specialists of the WHO in 2012, approximately 14 million new cases of the disease and 8.2 million deaths associated with cancer were reported. It is expected that over the next two decades, the number of new cases will increase by about 70 percent. First places goes to lung cancer, the second place – liver cancer – the third is cancer of the stomach.
Experts claim that the risk of lung cancer can be significantly reduced if you regularly eat raw garlic. These conclusions were experts when undertook a large ten-year study, which continues to this day.
From 2003 to 2010, scientists from China collected data on diet, lifestyle and eating/behavioral habits of over 6,000 people with low standards of living and high indications of lung cancer.
The survey polled nearly 1.5 thousand patients suffering from lung cancer and just over 4,500 healthy people over 18 years old, male participants were about three times more than women.
It turned out that people who eat raw garlic at least twice a week, suffer from lung cancer by 30 percent less than those who excluded garlic from their diet. This concerns mainly smokers. And as you know, smoking – a major risk factor for malignant tumors in the human respiratory system.
It is interesting that on people who have never smoked, garlic has no effect. Scientists emphasize that the effect of garlic is dose-dependent: the more its is eaten, the more it protects the human body. The amount of garlic ranged from 10 to 30 grams per week, which corresponds to about 1 to 5 cloves of garlic.