Organic foods may help prevent cancer: Study

July 12, 2014 11:47 AM

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Organic foods may help prevent cancer: Study

WASHINGTON: Organic foods and crops have a suite of advantages over their conventional counterparts, including more antioxidants, fewer, less frequent pesticide residues, and properties that may help prevent cancer, a study suggests.

Without the synthetic chemical pesticides applied on conventional crops, organic plants tend to produce more phenols and polyphenols to defend against pest attacks and related injuries, the findings showed.

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