Celery Compound May Pose Cancer Risk For Women On HRT, University of Missouri Study

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Women receiving hormone replacement therapy (HRT) should not ingest pure apigenin—found in celery, parsley, and apples—because the compound may lead to a higher incidence of cancerous tumors. The finding is a reversal from an earlier recommendation in which researchers found that apigenin could reduce the incidence of tumor growth in women receiving HRT.

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