Blueberries might prohibit growth of blood-vessel tumor

By Eileen Scahill, The Lantern

Researchers at The Ohio State University have shown that feeding a blueberry extract to mice with tumors that are primarily found in infants and children will decrease tumor size and increase survival.

Mice that were fed the blueberry extract lived twice as long as control animals and had tumors that were 60 percent smaller in size, the study found.

The study looked at a tumor of blood vessels called hemangionendotheliomas. Tumors that are made from endothelial cells found in blood vessels affect about 3 percent of children, usually occur within four weeks of birth and more often affect premature infants.

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