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Friday 20th May 2016, 02:46 Central Time

Mango superfruit status probed

NMB says there is a growing body of evidence that regular consumption can protect against major illnesses

Mango superfruit status probed

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Four new studies surrounding the effects of mango consumption suggest the fruit can help combat obesity and cancer and improve intestinal health.

The research, presented by the National Mango Board (NMB) at the 2016 Experimental Biology Conference in San Diego, California, includes two animal studies showing that mango consumption can help combat adverse effects associated with high fat diets and obesity and slow the advancement of breast cancer tumours.

Another human subject study shows that mangoes improve regularity and decreases inflammation associated with constipation, while an in-vivo study reveals that mangoes can inhibit the growth of fat cells.

“While more research is needed, especially in humans, there is a growing body of studies that suggest mango consumption may contribute to some protective effects in relation to obesity, certain cancers, gut health, and inflammation,” said  Leonardo Ortega, the NMB’s director of

According to the NMB, one cup of mango contains 100 calories, a provides 100 per cent of daily vitamin C requirement, 35 per cent of daily vitamin A requirement and 12 per cent of daily fibre.

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