Mandarin oranges cut liver cancer risks


mandarin oranges, oranges, mandarin oranges cancer, liver cancerJapanese researchers say they found that eating mandarin oranges or drinking mandarin oranges juice could help lower the risk of liver cancer, and possibly heart disease, stroke and diabetes.

The two studies leading to the announcement of the findings took place at Kyoto Prefectual University of Medicine and the National Institute of Fruit Tree Science in Japan. The first study found that none of the patients suffering from a type of hepatitis who drank a specially prepared beverage containing mandarin orange juice daily for one year was diagnosed with liver cancer. In comparison, 8.9 percent of 45 other patients who were not assigned the special beverage with mandarin oranges were diagnosed with liver cancer.

The second study found an association between heavy consumption of mandarin oranges and lower levels of certain chemical markers in the bloodstream that indicate several health problems including liver disease, atherosclerosis and insulin resistance.

More details at United Press International

What Wikipedia said about Mandarin oranges:-

The Mandarin orange or mandarin is a small citrus tree (Citrus reticulata) with fruit resembling the orange. The fruit is oblate, rather than spherical, and roughly resembles a pumpkin in shape. Mandarin oranges are usually eaten plain or in fruit salads. Specifically reddish orange mandarin cultivars can be marketed as a tangerine, but this is not a botanical classification.

The tree is more tolerant to drought than the fruit. The mandarin oranges is tender and is damaged easily by cold. It can be grown in tropical and subtropical areas. Opinion towards Mandarin Oranges

mandarin oranges, oranges, mandarin oranges cancer, liver cancerThe Good
Mandarin oranges is very low in Saturated Fat, Cholesterol and Sodium. It is also a good source of Thiamin and Potassium, and a very good source of Vitamin A and Vitamin C.

The Bad
A large portion of the calories in mandarin oranges come from sugars.

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