MUMBAI, India &#8211; & A study of women in India has found that a simple test using vinegar could save thousands of lives a year by spotting early signs of cervical cancer.
Researchers tested 150,000 women in India, where cervical cancer is the leading cancer killer of women. Vinegar swabbed onto the cervix can cause abnormal cells to change color, a warning sign that further testing is needed.
The test lowered the cervical cancer death rate by 31 percent among women who were screened versus those in a comparison group who were not. Cancer experts say the vinegar test could help in many poor countries that cannot afford Pap tests and that it could save 73,000 lives worldwide each year.
Results of the study were reported at a cancer conference in Chicago on Sunday.
source : http://www.foxnews.com/health/2013/06/02/vinegar-cancer-test-saves-lives-india-study-finds/