Food and Drink

Berry Good News

September 27, 2014

Berries from North America could help fight pancreatic cancer, research suggests - and they’re not the only ones. Autumn is here - which means all things berry are back in fashion. Berry-coloured knits to wrap up warm with, and blackberry crumbles with custard for pud to, well, warm up on the inside with. Berries - chokeberries, native to North America, to be precise - have also been in the news recently, after researchers from the University of Southampton and King’s College Hospital, London, found that they could work in combination with conventional drugs to kill more cancer cells, particularly in pancreatic cancer. However, it’s still early days, and so far the research has only been carried out on cancer cells in labs, not in human trials.