Good news for those looking for tasty ways to potentially improve their odds of staying healthy: Baked rhubarb may help fight cancer.
Researchers found that baking British garden rhubarb for 20 minutes dramatically boosted levels of anti-cancer chemicals called polyphenols. Previous research has shown that polyphenols selectively kill or prevent the growth of cancer cells.
"Our research has shown that British rhubarb is a potential source of pharmacological agents that may be used to develop new anti-cancerous drugs," researcher Dr. Nikki Jordan-Mahy, of the Biomedical Research Center at Sheffield Hallam University, said in a university news release.
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