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Study Finds That Plant-Based Flavonoids Reduce Risk Of Aggressive Prostate Cancer

October 17, 2012: 12:00 AM EST
Researchers who analyzed data from questionnaires completed by nearly 2,000 African-American and European men newly diagnosed with prostate cancer found a link between consumption of plant-based flavonoids prior to diagnosis and a reduced risk of aggressive prostate cancer. What made the difference was consuming a variety of plant-based foods and beverages, such as fruits, vegetables, herbs and tea. The researchers found that no individual subclass of flavonoids worked better than the others. So “it is important to consume a variety of plant-based foods in the diet, rather than to focus on one specific type of flavonoid or flavonoid-rich food."
Susan E. Steck et al., "Increased Flavonoid Intake Reduced Risk for Aggressive Prostate Cancer", News release, presentation at the AACR International Conference on Frontiers in Cancer Prevention Research, October 17, 2012, © American Association for Cancer Research
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