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Agaricus Mushroom Food Has Possible Cancer Risks

2, 14. 2006

Health food products made from Agaricus mushroom was found to promote possible cancer effect, the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare announced on Feb. 13. The ministry requested the manufacturer, a subsidiary of Kirin Brewery Co., to stop the sales and recall the products. Agaricus mushroom is thought to be effective against cancer, widely available as health food. Many experts, however, indicated the expected efficacy of Agaricus mushroom lacks medical grounds.

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