Cancer and flavonoids

 

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Cancer and flavonoids

Studies in animals and cells show that flavonoids may inhibit the cancer process by various mechanisms. However it is unclear whether these favourable effects also will occur in humans. A major reason is that these animal and cellular studies have been performed with high amounts of flavonoids, and it is questionable whether humans can cope with such high intakes.

Epidemiological studies (studies in which the occurrence of a disease in a population is studied in relation to its risk factors) have not shown a protective effect of flavonoids on cancer, with the possible exception of lung cancer. These studies only included flavonols, flavones and catechins. For a proper evaluation of the role of flavonoids in cancer prevention more epidemiological studies are needed in especially with other subclasses of flavonoids.


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