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6 Incredibly Healthy Side Effects of Eating Mushrooms

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Whether you enjoy mushrooms stir-fried, sautéed, or grilled, this member of the fungi family provides more than a rich umami flavor to your scrambled eggs , appetizers, and entrées . According to research presented at a March 2021 meeting at the Endocrine Society, white button mushrooms may slow down the progression of prostate cancer. Since the study authors had previously discovered in a phase one clinical trial that this food reduced levels of prostate-specific antigen (PSA)—a protein made by the cells in the prostate gland—in the blood among men with recurrent prostate cancer, they decided to take a deeper dive into this research, but this time, using mice. Not only did white button mushroom extract suppress androgen receptor activity, but it also inhibited tumor growth within six days . "While more research is needed, it's possible that white button mushrooms could one day contribute to the prevention and treatment of prostate cancer," said lead researcher Xiaoq