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Common Food Preservative May Slow, Even Stop Tumor Growth, University of Michigan School of Dentistry Study  
10/31/2012 7:29:01 AM

Nisin, a common food preservative, may slow or stop squamous cell head and neck cancers, a University of Michigan study found. What makes this particularly good news is that the Food and Drug Administration and the World Health Organization approved nisin as safe for human consumption decades ago, says Yvonne Kapila, the study’s principal investigator and professor at the University of Michigan School of Dentistry.