Scientists have found that daily consumption of a slightly green banana can help prevent cancer in people with a family history of the disease.
The team from the Universities of Newcastle and Leeds studied 1,000 people with Lynch syndrome, a genetic condition that increases the risk of certain types of cancer, including those of the colon, ovaries, stomach, uterus and pancreas.
They found that a regular daily dose of a resistant starch supplement — the equivalent of a green banana — reduced some cancers by up to two-thirds for two years.
Although it had no effect on colon cancer, it reduced a person’s risk of gastrointestinal cancer.
Resistant starches, also found in oats and beans, are not digested in the small intestine.
Instead, it ferments in your colon, feeding good bacteria.
Professor John Mathers of Newcastle University said: “We have found that resistant starch reduces a range of cancers by over 60 per cent.
“The effect was most evident in the upper part of the intestine.”
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