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Dietary agents in cancer prevention: flavonoids and isoflavonoids

Dietary agents in cancer prevention: flavonoids and isoflavonoids

Pharmacology and Therapeutics 90(2-3): 157-177

ISSN/ISBN: 0163-7258

PMID: 11578656

DOI: 10.1016/s0163-7258(01)00137-1

Flavones and isoflavones may play a prominent role in cancer prevention since these compounds are found in numerous plants that are associated with reduced cancer rates. This article reviews recent epidemiological and animal data on isoflavones and flavones and their role in cancer prevention. It covers aspects of the bioavailability of these dietary constituents and explores their mechanism of action.

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