Anthocyanins and their role in cancer prevention.

  title={Anthocyanins and their role in cancer prevention.},
  author={L H Wang and Gary David Stoner},
  journal={Cancer letters},
  volume={269 2},
Anthocyanins are the most abundant flavonoid constituents of fruits and vegetables. The conjugated bonds in their structures, which absorb light at about 500 nm, are the basis for the bright red, blue and purple colors of fruits and vegetables, as well as the autumn foliage of deciduous trees. The daily intake of anthocyanins in residents of the United States is estimated to be about 200 mg or about 9-fold higher than that of other dietary flavonoids. In this review, we summarize the latest… CONTINUE READING
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