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Eating a handful of mushrooms a day cuts cancer risk by third, study suggests – Yahoo News Australia

The fungi are rich in a ‘unique and potent’ antioxidant. So it’s well worth adding some to your risotto, omelette or pasta.

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All varieties of mushrooms are rich in a ‘unique and potent’ antioxidant. (Stock, Getty Images)
Adding a handful of mushrooms to your risotto, omelette or pasta could ward off cancer, research suggests.
Scientists from Penn State University analysed 17 studies with more than 19,500 participants between them.
Results suggest eating 18g of mushrooms a day cuts the risk of developing any form of cancer by just over a third (34%).
The fungi are rich in the “unique and potent” antioxidant ergothioneine.

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