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Garlic fact sheet and cancer


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Garlic fact sheet and cancer

  1. 1. Diet and CancerGARLIC and CancerWhy should I be concerned about cancer?Cancer is the second most common cause of death in the US. It kills1 out of every 4 Americans each year.How is diet related to cancer?While many factors contribute to a person’s risk of getting cancer,diet may be linked to as much as one-third of allcancer deaths in the US. Recent research hasshown that components of plant foods called FAST FACTS...phytochemicals may decrease cancer risk. Garlic’s nickname is the “stinkingWhat are phytochemicals? rose”. A San Francisco restaurant with“Phyto” comes from the Greek word for plant. the same name serves garlic icePhytochemicals are naturally-occurring componentsof plants that may help prevent chronic diseases cream!like cancer. Garlic is related to onions, leeks,How does garlic decrease cancer risk? scallions, and chives.Garlic is a member of the allium family, which alsocontains onions, scallions, leeks, and chives. The Chicago got its name from thestrong flavor and odor of garlic is due to the American Indian word for wild garlicphytochemical allicin, which may reduce the risk of that grew near Lake Michigan-cancer by helping make enzymes that destroy "Chicagaoua”.cancer-causing substances. Garlic has been recognized by many different cultures over time for itsInclude GARLIC in YOUR diet... antiseptic, antibacterial, and several times per week! antifungal properties. Garlic Availability Fresh garlic bulbs Bottled peeled garlic cloves Prepared by J. Lynne Brown, Ph.D., R. D. Bottled minced garlic Associate Professor Food Science Layout and Design by Dave Varley Garlic powder c The Pennsylvania State University 2004 Minced dried garlic College of Agricultural Sciences Agricultural Research and Cooperative Extension