Davis, P., C.K. Iwahashi, W. Yokoyama, 2003. Whole almonds activate gastrointestinal (GI) tract anti-proliferative signaling in APCmin (multiple intestinal neoplasia) mice. FASEB Journal. 17(5):A1153.
Most recently, researchers used a genetic mouse model and examined the effects of whole almonds versus almond-component-containing diets on the APC min mouse. Whole almonds activated GI tract anti-proliferative signaling, which might give a mechanistic explanation of almonds’ chemo-protective effect.