New study shows walnuts could slow growth and reduce risk of breast cancer

A new study suggests eating walnuts could slow the growth of breast cancer and reduce the risk of developing the disease.

The small study at Marshall University focused on 10 women with breast cancer, aged between 45-67.

The women who consumed 57g of walnuts per day, for 2-3 weeks, experienced beneficial genetic changes related to cancer development and growth, including cell death, inflammation, cell multiplication, and metastasis (spread of cancer).1

The findings were published in the journal Nutrition Research last month and the full study can be accessed here.

The study was funded in part by the California Walnut Commission. Established in 1987, the California Walnut Commission represents the California walnut industry made up of over 4,800 growers and close to 100 handlers.

[1]  Hardman WE, Primerano DA, Legenza MT, Morgan J, Fan J, Devnir J. Dietary walnut altered gene expressions related to tumor growth, survival, and metastasis in breast Cancer patients: A pilot clinical trial. Nutr Res. 2019 Mar 10. pii: S0271-5317(18)31190-4. doi: 10.1016/j.nutres.2019.03.004. [Epub ahead of print]