HEALTH

TONICS

February 12 2007
HEALTH

TONICS

February 12 2007

TONICS

A LITTLE HELP IN FIGHTING CANCER

HEALTH

A recent study suggests that seaweed might protect against skin cancer. Researchers at Ohio State University found that a substance in the plant, called brown algae polyphenols, significantly reduced the number and size of skin tumours in hairless mice. Scientists believe the extracts, which are powerful antioxidants, neutralize harmful free radicals produced by UV radiation. The compounds worked when rubbed on the skin and when eaten.