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Reduce the Risk of Lymphoma

Reduce the Risk of Lymphoma

Non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL) The cause of Non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL) is not well understood, but studies have shown that eating more fruits and vegetables is linked to lower risk.

Flavonoids, found in certain fruits and vegetables, are strong antioxidants that have been shown to protect against cancer. In a recent study, people who ate the greatest amount of flavonoids had only half the risk of NHL compared to those who ate the least amount. While further research is still needed, the evidence continues to mount that one of the best ways to prevent cancer is to eat more fruits and vegetables.Eating more of these common foods can have positively and significantly impact your health. As a reminder, we have no data showing that taking flavonoids in supplement form has any protective benefit against NHL. The benefit is there only when the whole fruit is eaten. You lose the flavonoid advantage if you don't eat the fruit skin - for example, you peel an apple, eat apple sauce, or drink apple juice.

Examples of foods rich in flavonoids:

• Citrus, such as oranges, grapefruit, and tangerines

• Soy foods, such as soybeans, tofu, and soymilk

• Berries and apples

• Nuts

• Red grapes

• Onions, leeks, tomatoes, and leafy vegetables

• Cocoa or dark chocolate

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