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7 Amazing Medicinal Mushrooms for Cancer Care and Prevention

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According to a 2011 study published in the journal Advances in Pharmacological Sciences, the polysaccharide compounds in the Agaricus blazei Murill mushroom are not only powerful anti-inflammatory agents, but they're also immune stimulators. This means they instruct the body about how to stir up the appropriate immune cells to prevent the formation of disease. Included in this breakdown are NK cells, or "natural killer" cells, which closely monitor the surfaces of healthy cells to prevent abnormal expression and tumor growth. The Agaricus blazei Murill mushroom is also rich in ergosterol, a precursor of vitamin D that in laboratory tests was found to inhibit the growth of breast cancer cells.