FACT CHECK: No evidence to support claim – asparagus can cure cancer [#FactCheck #AsparagusForCancer]

FACT CHECK: No evidence to support claim – asparagus can cure cancer [#FactCheck #AsparagusForCancer]

An often-shared social media post claims that asparagus has the ability of “detoxifying your body of harmful chemicals” and can serve as an antidote to cancer.

The posting cited an article titled “Asparagus For Cancer” that it said was printed in the Cancer News Journal in December 1979.

The article purportedly cited cases of individuals with Hodgkin’s disease, bladder cancer, lung cancer and skin cancer who had been cured via “asparagus therapy.”

There is no evidence to support the claim that asparagus can cure cancer.

However, there is plenty of research to show that eating asparagus, as well as other vegetables, has plenty of health benefits.

And that a diet rich in fibers, and fruits and vegetables, is one way to help stave off certain cancers and diseases.

So, as the American Institute for Cancer Research counsels: “If you like asparagus, keep eating it as part of a balanced healthy diet.”

Fact check: There is no evidence asparagus can cure cancer despite longtime claim:
USA TODAY

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