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Indian-origin scientist finds purple potatoes may prevent colon cancer

Indian-origin scientist finds purple potatoes may prevent colon cancerCompounds found in purple potatoes may help kill colon cancer stem cells and limit the spread of the cancer, Indian-origin scientists have found. Baked purple-fleshed potatoes suppressed the growth of colon cancer tumours in petri dishes and in mice by targeting the cancer’s stem cells, researchers have found. Attacking stem cells is an effective way to counter cancer, according to Jairam K P Vanamala, associate professor of food sciences at the Pennsylvania State University. More