Dietary flavonoids and the risk of lung cancer and other malignant neoplasms.

  title={Dietary flavonoids and the risk of lung cancer and other malignant neoplasms.},
  author={Paul Knekt and Ritva J{\"a}rvinen and Ritva Sepp{\"a}nen and M Hell{\"o}vaara and Lyly H I Teppo and Eero I Pukkala and Arpo R J Aromaa},
  journal={American journal of epidemiology},
  volume={146 3},
Flavonoids are effective antioxidants and, in theory, may provide protection against cancer, although direct human evidence of this is scarce. The relation between the intake of antioxidant flavonoids and subsequent risk of cancer was studied among 9,959 Finnish men and women aged 15-99 years and initially cancer free. Food consumption was estimated by the dietary history method, covering the total habitual diet during the previous year. During a follow-up in 1967-1991, 997 cancer cases and 151… CONTINUE READING
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