Seaweed may be cancer-fighting [news]
New Zealand scientists say one of the world's most invasive species of seaweed, undaria, could help in the fight against cancer. Researchers at the Auckland University of Technology say the discovery of a compound in a noxious seaweed might one day help those who are battling the disease. ”There's a reasonable amount of evidence that seaweed consumption, particularly in Asia, is in some way is correlated with some cancers, or the lack of some cancers,” says AUT marine biologist Lindsay White. Undaria is a daily staple in the diets of Koreans and the Japanese.