Are Tortillas a Secret Weapon Against HPV and Certain Cancers? According to a Report, They Are

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What to Know

  • An UNAM study found that tortillas could help prevent human papillomavirus infections and cervical cancer, a Telemundo station reports

  • The Institute of Biomedical Research at the National Autonomous University of Mexico led the study

  • Tortillas contain vitamins, proteins and compounds that prevent cell oxidation, Telemundo reports citing the study

If you are not a fan of tortillas — the thin, round flatbread commonly found in Central and South America — you might want to think twice about your diet.

A study by the National Autonomous University of Mexico, known as UNAM, found that tortillas could actually help in the prevention of human papillomavirus infections and cervical cancer, according to a Telemundo report.

The Institute of Biomedical Research at the National Autonomous University of Mexico says that there are more than 100 varieties of the human papillomavirus, known as HPV.

Tortillas contain vitamins, proteins and compounds that prevent cell oxidation, Telemundo reports.





Source : Nbcnewyork