Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Bananas cut risk of renal cancer

Recent studies suggest the regular consumption of bananas is effective in promoting kidney health and cutting the risk of renal cancer.

According to the results published in the International Journal of Cancer, due to the high amounts of potassium, individuals who eat bananas four to six times a week halve the risk of developing kidney cancer compared to those who do not eat the fruit.

About 190,000 cases of kidney cancer are diagnosed each year. Risk factors include smoking, high blood pressure, obesity, exposure to toxic chemicals such as asbestos and cadmium, and a high intake of fruit juices.

Bananas also lower blood pressure, regulate heart function, promote bone health, and protect eyesight.