A new study reveals that whole ginger extract may have the potential to prevent cancer of the prostate. This first of a kind study was carried out by scientists at Georgia State University who started out trying to assess the cancer-preventing properties of whole ginger rather than only individual components of the plant.
The study was published online in FirstView in the British Journal of Nutrition. Ritu Aneja, associate professor of biology, discovered that ginger effects significantly inhibit the growth of cancer cells. They also induce cell death in a variety of prostate cancer cells.
According to the study, humans would have to consume just about 3 ½ ounces of whole ginger on a daily basis to experience its benefits.