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From: Jeff Novick, MS, RD, LD, LN (novick.vegsource.com)
Subject:         Re: raw tender leafy spinach leaves
Date: November 23, 2008 at 6:52 pm PST

In Reply to: Re: raw tender leafy spinach leaves posted by Luke on November 23, 2008 at 1:07 pm:

What about it?

That is have been shown to inhibit cancers?

Journal of Nutrition. 2003 November;133:3778S-3784S.

"Traditionally, phytic acid has been linked to mineral deficiency because of its affinity with minerals, mainly iron, zinc, calcium and magnesium. However, recent studies show that phytic acid, even when dosed at normal levels, does not cause deficiencies or toxic effects. Phytic acid seems only to affect cancer cells and not normal cells. Phytic acid and inositol improves the effectiveness of chemotherapy. More studies are required to determine optimal dosage, effectiveness and safety of phytic acid."

In Health
Jeff

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