In the context of “gastro protection”, aronia berries also serve as anti-carcinogenic agent. The the effect of the black colored berries on cancer as it’s known to be rather effective especially for those suffering from colon cancer.
A study conducted in 2003 showed that the berry provided a natural defense to fight against colon cancer. The article, “Darker fruits could fight cancer“, discusses the findings of researchers at Ohio State University who found that darker fruits and berries could fight cancer.
The aronia berry or chokeberry is mentioned in the article, “[A]nthocyanin pigments obtained from black carrots and radishes slowed the growth of cancer cells by between 50 to 80%. But compounds from aronia berries for instance killed up to a fifth of existing cells, without impacting upon healthy ones.”
A 2004 study looked at the effects of grape, aronia, and bilberry extracts in preventing the growth of colon cancer.
The study found that while all the extracts inhibited the growth of the cancer cells, aronia had the strongest effect.
A 2009 study found that an aronia extract helped to reduce cell damage in relation to breast cancer.
The study's authors concluded that the aronia extract had been shown to have protective qualities in people experiencing breast cancer.