Here is another great reason for you gals to eat carrots!

Carrots may aid breast cancer fight
(UKPA) – April 5th, 2011

A nutrient in carrots and sweet potatoes may prove to be a vital weapon against breast cancer in early stages of the disease, research suggests.

Retinoic acid, a vitamin A derivative, also rejuvenates the skin and a weak version of it is used in anti-wrinkle face creams.

The chemical affects cell growth, proliferation and survival. Until now, studies of its potential as a cancer therapy have proved inconclusive.

But a new laboratory study has shown that retinoic acid reverses early changes in cells that lead to breast cancer. However, it is ineffective once a certain stage of cancer development has been passed.

The research, presented at the annual meeting of the American Association for Cancer Research in Orlando, Florida, points the way to developing promising cancer treatments based on retinoic acid or other chemicals with a similar biological effect.

Here is a link to this article, courtesy the United Kingdom’s Press Association:

Don’t forget the sweet potatoes…

Feel good and keep smiling!  Pat & Pattie

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