Here's today's feel-good story:
A starch in unripe bananas has been found to reduce the risk of some cancers by more than 60% according to a new study.
The study focused on those with a high hereditary risk of a wide margin of cancers, and the starch has proven to show a major preventative effect.
“We found that resistant starch reduces a range of cancers by over 60%. The effect was most obvious in the upper part of the gut,” said Professor John Mathers, professor of Human Nutrition at Newcastle University. “This is important as cancers of the upper GI tract are difficult to diagnose and often are not caught early on.”