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Research Says Oysters Can Inhibit Breast Cancer

SCOTLAND, UK - The Scottish Shellfish Marketing Group has welcomed research from the USA that found that compounds contained in oysters appear to inhibit the growth of breast cancer cells grown under laboratory conditions.

According to a study by researchers at Louisiana State University, compounds called ceramides that occur in oysters appear to have the potential to arrest breast cancer cell growth.


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"It is already widely known from extensive previous research that eating shellfish such as mussels and oysters are extremely beneficial to your health."
Stephen Cameron, managing director of Scottish Shellfish

Stephen Cameron, managing director of Scottish Shellfish, said: “This latest research underlines the health benefits of eating shellfish such as oysters.

“It is already widely known from extensive previous research that eating shellfish such as mussels and oysters are extremely beneficial to your health.”

Shellfish are very rich in vitamins and minerals, whilst very low in fat. These guarantee healthy skin and promote good eyesight because vitamins contained in shellfish aid in the formation of red blood cells and muscles.

Mussels and oysters also contain Omega 3 polyunsaturated acids, which cannot be produced within the body, and the antioxidants in shellfish boost the immune system and lower the risk of heart disease.

Stephen Cameron said: “We welcome the findings of this latest American study and we are confident that it will help to boost the popularity of Scottish grown oysters.”

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