What do these fruits have in common? They are citrus fruits and naturally high in vitamin C, and other phytonutrients proven to have positive health benefits. The antioxidants within these fruits may even help keep ovarian cancer at bay! A recent study carried out by A. Cassidy et al, 2014, from the University of East Anglia. Showed there were significant correlations between flavonol intake and the risk of ovarian cancer. Flavonol is a powerful antioxidant found in a variety of foods, such as fruits, vegetables, tea and red wine. The study comes as part of a long cohort from 1976 of 171,940 women aged 25-55 years old. The participants completed an initial questionnaire, to assess risk factors for cancer and cardiovascular disease. They also completed follow-up biannual questionnaires to track lifestyle and disease diagnoses. The researchers found that participants who had regular intakes of flavanones and flavonols had a significantly lower risk of developing epithelial ovarian cancer. Flavonoid intake were confirmed using food frequency questionnaires completed every four years. The results showed, oranges (27%) and orange juice (54%) were the main sources of flavonoids among the participants. With black tea (31%) also a major source, followed by onions and apples 20% and 10% … Continue reading Eat More Citrus Fruits to Reduce Your Risk of Ovarian Cancer?
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