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Rhubarb could help fight cancer

Sheffield Hallam University, together with the Scottish Crop Research Institute have found that baking British garden rhubarb for 20 minutes dramatically increases its levels of anti-cancerous chemicals. The findings showed the polyphenols could kill or prevent the growth of cancer cells and could be used to develop new, less toxic treatment.It is the first time the benefits of British garden rhubarb, specifically a variety grown in South Yorkshire have been studied.