Ditch the Peanuts

Breaking Anti-Cancer News: Ditch the Peanuts and Spread the Word

The first study to examine the effects of certain compounds in peanuts on the spread of cancer is about to be published–and the results show serious consequences for your anti-cancer diet, especially if you have metastatic cancer.

Certain proteins in peanuts, called peanut agglutinin (PNA), fuel the spread of tumors, says a research team from the University of Liverpool. PNA is a type of lectin, proteins that stick to different molecules of carbohydrates, and the molecules that PNA targets are present in most human cancer cells. Read more