Health News: Can Rice Bran Reduce Cancer?

A recent University of Colorado Cancer Center review in the journal Advances in Nutrition shows that rice bran offers promising cancer prevention properties. An ongoing clinical trial is testing the effectiveness of rice bran in preventing the recurrence of colon cancer.

Research shows that the bioactive components of rice bran act within and around cancer cells to promote the function of healthy cells while inhibiting the function of cancer cells in the surrounding tissues. This tissue microenvironment activity includes mediating the chronic inflammation that provides a ripe landscape for cancer.