Flavonoid intake and colorectal cancer risk in men and women.

  title={Flavonoid intake and colorectal cancer risk in men and women.},
  author={Jennifer Hsiang-Ling Lin and Shumin M. Zhang and Kana Wu and Walter C. Willett and Charles S. Fuchs and Edward L. Giovannucci},
  journal={American journal of epidemiology},
  volume={164 7},
Dietary flavonoids can inhibit cancer development by protecting tissues against free oxygen radicals and inhibiting cell proliferation, but observational studies of flavonoid intake and colorectal cancer incidence are sparse. The authors prospectively evaluated the association between intake of flavonoids and colorectal cancer incidence in 71,976 women from the Nurses' Health Study and 35,425 men from the Health Professionals Follow-Up Study. Dietary intake was assessed in 1990, 1994, and 1998… CONTINUE READING