Gingerbread Men for Cancer?

November 30, 2007

Stranger leaps have been made, that’s for certain, but the December 2007 issue of Shape magazine cited two recent studies that indicate that the compounds in ground ginger help women in their battle against two different types of cancer. In the article, Woo Kyung Kim, Ph.D., a professor from Eulji University in South Korea said, “The spice seems to inhibit breast cancer cells from spreading.”

A separate study from the folks at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor noted that ground ginger caused ovarian cancer cells to attack themselves and die.

It is not yet known exactly how much ground ginger would make a difference, but certainly finding small ways to incorporate it into your daily diet can’t hurt, and ’tis the season for gingerbread men!