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Zinc Inhibits Throat Cancer: Supplements Affect Esophageal Cancer Growth

Jan 31, 2018 01:04PM


Research from the University of Texas at Arlington reported in The FASEB Journal, published by the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology, has found that zinc supplements can inhibit or slow the growth of esophageal cancer cells. The research also found that zinc deficiency is common among throat cancer patients. Zinc-rich foods include spinach, flax seeds, beef, pumpkin seeds and seafood such as shrimp and oysters.

This article appears in the February 2018 issue of Natural Awakenings.

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