Eating Seaweed Could Prevent Colon Cancer, Inflammation of Digestive Tract, Study Suggests (Fox 5 Atlanta)

Eating Seaweed Could Prevent Colon Cancer, Inflammation of Digestive Tract, Study Suggests

Eating seaweed that grows near the Florida Keys could protect against colon cancer and inflammatory diseases of the digestive tract, according to research from the University of Florida College of Pharmacy led by Dr. Hendrik Luesch, chair of medicinal chemistry.

Researchers conducted a multi-year study to identify the compounds in seaweed that contain anti-inflammatory properties as well as the mechanisms that cause these compounds to reduce inflammation. Their findings were published in the journal Free Radical Biology and Medicine.

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