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Dietary Flavonoid Intake and the Risk of Digestive Tract Cancers: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis

Indulgence in flavonoid-rich foods may help ward off gastric (stomach) cancer.

This study assessed the connection between dietary intake of flavonoids and risk of developing cancer in any part of digestive tract using a meta-analytic approach. Researchers conducted a meticulous meta-analysis on data culled from 23 studies. 

Researchers observed that the odds of avoiding gastric (stomach) cancer were tilted in favor of European men and women on high flavonoid diet. This meta-analysis documented a protective association between high consumption of flavonoid-containing foods and stomach cancer in European population.

Research Summary Information

  • 2016
  • Yacong Bo, Jinfeng Sun, Mengmeng Wang, Jizhe Ding , Quanjun Lu , Ling Yuan
  • Department of Nutrition and Food Hygiene, College of Public Health, Zhengzhou University, 450001 Zhengzhou, Henan, China. Department of Social Medicine and Health Service Management, College of Public Health, Zhengzhou University, Zhengzhou, PR China. Department of radiotherapy, Affiliated Tumor Hospital of Zhengzhou University, Henan Tumor Hospital, 450003 Zhengzhou, Henan, China.
  • Yes, Free full text of study was found:
Dietary Flavonoid and Lignan Intake and Gastric Ad...

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