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Food Toxin Linked to Testicular Cancer

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"These agents, in animals at least, markedly reduce the DNA damage caused by ochratoxin A," Schwartz said in a news release.

He also points out that aspartame, the sweetener found in Nutrasweet, can actually fight the effects of ochratoxin A.

No one is suggesting at this point that pregnant women start taking anti-inflammatory drugs or massive doses of vitamins to prevent testicular cancer in boys and men. And likewise, you shouldn't load up on Nutrasweet based on these findings.

But Schwartz does suggest future research should try to prove or disprove the association between this common toxin and testicular cancer. Plus, studies are needed looking at exposure with breastfeeding and the association between suspected foods and testicular cancer, he says.

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