This health video focus' on the Research which are seeking how foods may help battle disease.
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Dean Edell: Soy is one food, researchers think, may have the potential to fight diseases like cancer. Nagi Kumar: We took this early stage prostate cancer patients and gave them 60 milligrams of whole soy protein. We noticed that over 70% of them reduced PSA. Dean Edell: PSA is the indicator of disease progression. Researchers continue to study how isoflavones found in soy, kill of prostate cancer cell. The forest may yield another cancer fighter, the Turkey Tail mushroom. Cynthia Wenner: It's actually tricking your body in a way to respond to the fungus but the fungus also is, the mushroom is also targeting the cancer cells for the immune cells to fight them off as well. Dean Edell: And well, Turkey Tail is not a culinary mushroom, researchers have learned that other readily available mushrooms may have similar qualities. Cynthia Wenner: Shiitake, Oyster mushroom, Button mushrooms all of them have this same kind of anti-cancer, anti-viral effects. Dean Edell: I am Doctor Dean Edell.