Friday, 28 March 2014

Friday Fungus: more on mushrooms and cancer...

At risk of sounding like the Daily Mail here but there's some further evidence that mushrooms (to be exact, shitake mushrooms) might help prevent cervical cancer;

An extract from a Japanese mushroom kills the sexually transmitted virus HPV that can cause cervical cancer. Human papilloma virus (HPV) is a common, and highly contagious, infection that affects skin and the moist membrane linings of the body, for example, in the cervix, mouth and throat.

Pretty good news for mushroom lovers!


1 comment:

Anonymous said...

With HPV as the focus, it still works with an extra comma -

"Pretty good news for mushroom, lovers."