Garlic and Onions: Their Cancer Prevention Properties

  title={Garlic and Onions: Their Cancer Prevention Properties},
  author={Holly L Nicastro and Sharon A Ross and John A. Milner},
  journal={Cancer Prevention Research},
  pages={181 - 189}
The Allium genus includes garlic, onions, shallots, leeks, and chives. These vegetables are popular in cuisines worldwide and are valued for their potential medicinal properties. Epidemiologic studies, while limited in their abilities to assess Allium consumption, indicate some associations of Allium vegetable consumption with decreased risk of cancer, particularly cancers of the gastrointestinal tract. Limited intervention studies have been conducted to support these associations. The majority… 

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