**BANANA: Benefits, Side Effects, Uses, Dosage, Warnings?** The benefits of banana and plantain Cancer . A prospective study , conducted among 61,000 Swiss women, demonstrated a link between high consumption of fruits and lower risk of suffering from kidney cancer . Of all the fruits in the study is for banana researchers ... . Others are used in the production of fibers for making ropes, cloth, paper, baskets, mats, roof covering materials and are known as " Manila hemp ".