Cruciferous Vegetable Intake and Cancer Prevention: Role of Nutrigenetics

  title={Cruciferous Vegetable Intake and Cancer Prevention: Role of Nutrigenetics},
  author={Christine B. Ambrosone and Li Tang},
  journal={Cancer Prevention Research},
  pages={298 - 300}
Perspective on Navarro et al., [p. 345][1] The field of nutritional epidemiology has used an observational study approach in identifying food groups, foods, and specific nutrients that seem to be associated with reduced cancer risk. These findings led to a number of chemoprevention trials, 

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