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A Cookie That Combats Cancer

Two recent studies have shown that
the compounds in ground ginger-the
kind used in most gingerbread recipes-help
battle two major types of cancer in women.
"The spice seems to inhibit breast cancer cells
from spreading,"
says Woo Kyung Kim, Ph.D., a
professor at Eulji University in South Korea. In
another study from the University of Michigan in Ann
Arbor, ground ginger caused ovarian cancer cells to attack
themselves and die. It's unknown exactly how much is needed
to get disease-fighting benefits, but incorporating ginger
into everyday dishes, like cooked carrots, is a good start.

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