Parsley can help breast cancer from multiplying

May 9, 2011 8:45:55 PM PDT
A new study by the University of Missouri finds that a compound in parsley and celery can stop certain breast cancer tumor cells from multiplying.

Researchers exposed rats with a certain type of breast cancer to the compound apigenin and found it not only slowed the growth of tumors but the rats developed fewer tumors.

Although the compound did delay tumor growth, researchers say it did not stop the initial formation of cancer cells. Apigenin can also be found in apples, oranges and nuts.