Study finds that drinking purple grape juice reduces breast cancer cell growth.

Purple grape juice fed to laboratory animals led to significant reductions in both mammary tumor mass and the number of tumors per animal, according to a study presented at a scientific conference co-sponsored by Harvard Medical School.

The researchers also found that Concord grape color extract inhibited proliferation of rat mammary cancer cells in related cell culture tests. Dr. Keith Singletary, one of the researchers, explains:

    "These studies indicate that components in purple grape juice can inhibit the growth of certain types of breast cancer cells in rats."

Singletary adds that while these findings are preliminary and based on animal-model research, they certainly suggest the need to look more closely at the possible benefits they may eventually offer women.