A growing body of scientific research suggests that kelp contains properties that can help prevent cancer. Researchers point to several compounds in kelp that are known to prevent the development of lung and prostate cancer cells. Researchers began to examine kelp as a possible cancer preventative when they noted that Japanese women rarely suffer from breast and ovarian cancers. Their study of the Japanese diet led them to kelp. Kelp appears to be able to prevent cancer development because it is filled with antioxidants and vitamin C. Additionally, kelp contains fucoidan, which can cause apoptosis in developing or existing cancer cells.
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