Fat Found In Avocado Could Help Fight Certain Cancers
Researchers have discovered a lipid found in avocados that attacks acute myeloid leukemia stem cells while leaving healthy cells alone.By Steven Sparkman | June 16, 2015
There may have been a time when avocados were thought of as nothing more than a guacamole ingredient, but those days are over.
Now, if you see a list of "superfoods," foods with good fat profiles or high vitamin content, it's a pretty safe bet avocados will make the cut.
And they may even be the key to fighting some types of cancer. Researchers at the University of Waterloo have been studying how a molecule found in avocados could one day fight off acute myeloid leukemia.