Plant compounds tied to less stomach cancer in women

Plant compounds tied to less stomach cancer in women

The more flavonoids a woman eats the lower her risk of stomach cancer. 

“A flavonoid-rich diet is based on plant-based foods such as fruits, vegetables, whole grain cereals, nuts, legumes, and their derived products.  This kind of diet combined with less consumption of red and processed meat can be a good way to reduce the risk of developing stomach cancer”
Raul Zamora-Ros, Catalan Institute of Oncology, Spain.

  • Women with the highest intake of flavonoids were 50% as likely to develop stomach cancer as women who had the smallest intake
  • Flavonoids are found exclusively in plant foods
  • Stomach cancer is the fourth most      common, and the second most deadly cancer      

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Study by Raul Zamora-Ros, a researcher at the Catalan Institute of Oncology in Spain, and colleagues, as published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 2012.  This mega-study covered around 500,000 people aged 35-70 for 11 years over 10 different European countries. They found that women who got more than 580mg of flavonoids per day (through eating a primarily plant-based diet) had a 51% lower risk of developing stomach cancer than women who consumed no more than 200mg a day.  As reported on October 28, 2012 by Reuters.



Posted: Saturday 13 April 2013