A study done by Penn State Cancer Institute says that adding more mushrooms to our diets helps to decrease the risk of getting cancer. Researchers analyzed 17 cancer studies from 1966 to 2020 in order to find the link between eating mushrooms and cancer. The team found that eating 18 grams of the vegetable reduces the risk of getting cancer by 45 percent. Several other studies have made the connection before including reducing risk in prostate and cervical cancers. A 2014 study showed that chemicals from shiitake mushrooms can kill the virus that causes cervical cancer.
A mushroom a day can almost halve the risk of cancer?
— Jess Jones (@JessJonesLdn) April 22, 2021
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