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Polyphenol & Colorectal Cancer Risk
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Polyphenol & Colorectal Cancer Risk

Few studies have examined the associations of specific dietary polyphenols with colorectal cancer risks. 

The recently published Southern Community Cohort Study examined the associations between dietary polyphenols and colorectal cancer and assessed differences in these associations or polyphenol intakes by race (Black and White). The study prospectively enrolled individuals from the southeastern United States during 2002–2009. Polyphenol intakes were estimated using a validated food frequency questionnaire and polyphenol database. Among 71,599 participants, a significant inverse, nonlinear association was observed for total polyphenol intake with the CRC risk. Associations were consistent by sex, race, income, and body mass index. 

Another validated reason why everyone needs more dietary polyphenols! 




1 Fike, Landon T, Munro, Heather, Yu, Danxia, Dai, Qi & Shrubsole, Martha J. 2022. Dietary polyphenols and the risk of colorectal cancer in the prospective Southern Community Cohort Study. The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition 115: 1155-1165.

Posted by Dr. Loke Wai Mun

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