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Flavanoids tied to less stomach cancer in women

Posted: October 26, 2012 |   Comments

(Reuters Health) - Getting a moderate amount of plant substances called flavonoids through the diet may be linked to a lower stomach cancer risk in women, but not men, according to a new study.

European researchers found that women with the highest intake of flavonoids were half as likely to develop the disease as were women who had the smallest intake.

"A flavonoid-rich diet is based on plant-based foods (such as) fruits, vegetables, whole grain cereals, nuts, legumes, and their derived products (tea, chocolate, wine)," the study's lead author Raul Zamora-Ros told Reuters Health by email.

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