These type of breast cancer cells are highly resistant to chemotherapy and account for about 10% of all breast cancer cases.
The researchers, led by Dr. Lynn Adams, found that the mice in the groups receiving blueberry powder had 60 to 75% smaller tumours than the groups of mice who had received no blueberries in their diets.
During molecular studies the scientists also found that there were significant differences in the gene patterns of the mice who had been fed blueberries. These genes related to the slowing down of the growth and spread of the cancer cells.
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