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Health Benefits of Flavonoids
This paper examines current research on the potential health benefits of flavinoid-containing fruits and vegetatables.
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The paper reviews current literature on the role of flavonoids in preventing cancer, cardiovascular disease and neurodegenerative disease. The paper reveals that a majority of current claims are based on in-vitro and animal studies. The paper concludes, therefore, that although a diet containing a high level of fruits and vegetables will result in generally better health, there is not yet sufficient evidence to make the assertions that permeate articles regarding the benefits of flavonoids in combating serious diseases.

What are Flavonoids?
Structure and Mechanisms
Potential Health Benefits
USDA Recommendations

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