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Fol­low­ing a spe­cial diet may re­duce the spread of triple− neg­a­tive breast cancer, a new study pub­lished in the jour­nal Na­ture has found. Triple–neg­a­tive breast cancer cells lack re­cep­tors for oe­stro­gen and pro­ges­terone and have low lev­els of HER2, mak­ing the cancer re­sis­tant to com­mon

treat­ments which tar­get these fac­tors. But re­searchers found lim­it­ing an amino acid called as­paragine in mice through diet dras­ti­cally re­duced the abil­ity of the cancer to spread to other sites in the body. Foods rich in as­paragine in­clude dairy, beef, eggs, fish, as­para­gus and whole­grains, while foods low in the amino acid in­clude most fruit and veg­eta­bles. Re­searchers say the study may be able to be used not just in breast cancer treat­ments but for many metastatic can­cers.

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