Eating grapes lowers risk of breast cancer

Lausanne: Scientists have discovered that eating grapes, which contain an anti-oxidant called reservatrol, could half the risk of breast cancer.

A study of 369 women suffering from breast cancer were compared with another healthy group by experts at the University of Social and Preventative Medicine in Lausanne over a period of ten years. they confirmed that those who ate the highest quantity of grapes were half as likely to developed a tumour than those who rarely ate them.

Reservatrol contains polyphenol, a chemical that is thought to protect against heart disease and cancer and works by preventing inflammation.