Study to examine whether cancer risk from in utero environmental exposures can be reversed

April 20, 2010

By Flinn Foundation

[Source: University of Arizona Communications] – Might a diet that includes grapes and berries aid a pregnant mother in preventing her unborn daughter from developing breast cancer later in life?

Two researchers at the University of Arizona have a three-year, $563,000 grant from the Department of Defense to conduct an initial investigation of how exposure to a group of environmental pollutants, called dioxins, are related to breast cancer. Their research may shed light on whether compounds found in certain foods can protect against damage caused by dioxin exposure, even in children who have not been born.

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