Onion and garlic sauce can protect women from developing breast cancer, said scientists from the American University of Buffalo and the University of Puerto Rico.
According to a study published in the journal Nutrition and Cancer, Puerto Rican women who eat sofrito sauce have a 67% lower risk of developing breast cancer compared to those who do not. The main ingredients of the sauce are onion and garlic.
Leading doctor of the study, candidate of epidemiological sciences Gauri Desai noted, based his research on previous studies on the effect of onions and garlic on the risk of developing tumors. Other scientists explain that onions and garlic are rich in flavonoids and organosulfur compounds, which may explain their antitumor effectiveness.
These compounds exhibit anti-carcinogenic properties in humans as well as in experimental studies in animals, said Lina Mu, assistant professor of epidemiology and environmental health at Buffalo University.