Cancer is a disease characterized by uncontrolled growth of abnormal cells.
Cancer formation and spread is often linked to oxidative stress and chronic inflammation.
Strawberries are among the top 20 fruits in antioxidant capacity and are a good source of manganese and potassium. A number of studies suggest that strawberries may help prevent several types of cancer through their ability to fight oxidative stress and inflammation.
Strawberries have also been shown to inhibit the formation of tumours in human liver cancer cells. More human research is needed to improve the understanding of the effects of strawberries on cancer before any solid conclusions can be reached.
The protective effects of strawberries may be driven by ellagic acid and ellagitannins, which have been shown to stop the growth of cancer cells