By Lucky Uwakina (AGENDAWATCHDOG) – A new study adds to a growing body of evidence that adding more mushrooms to our meals cuts the risk of getting cancer.
US experts performed an analysis of 17 cancer studies published from 1966 to 2020 to determine the link between mushroom consumption and the disease.
The team, from Penn State Cancer Institute, found that eating just 18 grams of mushrooms reduced the risk of getting the disease by 45 per cent.
Eighteen grams equates to around just one eighth to one quarter of a cup full, they say – or one medium button mushroom (Agaricus bisporus).
Several studies have previously linked mushroom intake with slashing cancer risk, including prostate and cervical cancers.