Sheryl Kraft, a freelance writer and breast cancer survivor, was born in Long Beach, New York. She currently lives in Connecticut with her husband Alan and dog Chloe, where her nest is empty of her two sons Jonathan. Sheryl writes articles and essays on breast cancer and contributes to a variety of publications and websites where she writes on general health and wellness issues. She earned her MFA in writing from Sarah Lawrence College in 2005.Full Bio
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Do you eat walnuts? If not, maybe you should.
I've always known that walnuts are rich in healthy omega-3 fatty acids and antioxidants. They're thought to help prevent diabetes and cardiovascular disease. But their role in breast cancer is new to me.
A new study on mice has found that when the mice that were genetically programmed to develop breast cancer were fed walnuts, the growth of their tumors was slowed by 50 percent.
So, how does this relate to us humans? Tumors were delayed by 3 weeks in the walnut-munching mice, which is the equivalent of 9 years in human-ese. All it took was a little bit of walnuts - the equivalent, for us, of 2 one-ounce servings a day.