Discovery of Prostate Cancer-Fighting Compound in Jamaican Allspice

Discovery of Prostate Cancer-Fighting Compound in Jamaican Allspice

UM Researchers Discover Prostate Cancer-Fighting Compound in Jamaican Allspice

Essential to jerk seasoning, allspice is known for flavoring Jamaican and other cuisines around the world with a blend of cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg and pepper but, according to a new study by University of Miami’s Miller School researchers, the aromatic spice could be known one day for impeding the growth of, or maybe even preventing, prostate cancer, the No. 2 cancer-killer of men in the U.S.

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