Onions and garlic help prevent breast cancer
Eating onions and garlic often may help lower risk of breast cancer, according to a new study published in the journal Nutrition and Cancer.
The study led by University at Buffalo and University of Puerto Rico researchers found women in Puerto Rico eating sofrito, allium vegetables like garlic and onions were less likely to develop breast cancer, compared to those who never ate these vegetables.
Specifically, those who ate sofrito at least twice had their breast cancer risk reduced by 67%. compared to those who never ate it.
Previous studies have already shown that consumption of onions and garlic may protect against cancer.
Garlic, contains antioxidant compounds such as S-allylcystein, diallyl sulfide, and diallyl disulfide while onions contain alkyl or alkenyl cysteine sulphoxides. All these compounds provide anticancer protection as shown in experimental animal studies.