Antioxidants and Cancer

posted by on February 23rd, 2017

Supplementation is no excuse to be lazy about how you eat, yet researchers have long theorized that particular antioxidants, taken in high enough concentrations, found in supplementation, may help reduce cancer risk by fighting inflammation, oxidation, cell death and tumor cell growth.

The study found by working with about 1,900 patients newly diagnosed with prostate cancer, that those whose diets included the highest amount of flavonoids were 25% less likely to have been diagnosed with the fastest-moving and harshest form of the disease.

Susan Steck, lead author of the study said “… what we are seeing here is the impact of flavonoids on reducing the risk for aggressive prostate cancer,” she added. “They may not affect your risk for getting the cancer, but it may mitigate against the kind of cancer you would get.”  The study found the best health outcomes in men younger than 65, and in those that self reported a dietary mix of flavanoid consumption.

Nutr Cancer. 2013 Jul