Flavanol-Rich Diet Effects on Cancer

October 20, 2014

Did you know that a diet rich in flavanols and related antioxidant compounds have been linked through previous studies to have suggested cancer risk reductive effects.  Oranges, grapefruits, lemons and other citrus fruits are a good source of flavanols and other related antioxidant compounds.  The study authors report that: “Higher intakes of flavonols and flavanones … may be associated with lower risk of ovarian cancer.”  Specifically, dietary intakes of 75 mg/day of flavanols and flavanones were found to reduce the risk of ovarian cancer by 21%, especially in women ages 30 to 55 years.  

Here is the link to the article:

 Flavanol-Rich Diet Deters Cancer

As always,

Be well,

Diane Silverman R.Ph.
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