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Polyphenols

Wednesday, August 26th, 2009

The polyphenol family is the largest group of plant-based nutrients and they have great cancer-fighting potential. This includes the subgroups tannins and flavonoids, compounds found in berries, teas, grapes/wine, olive oil, chocolate/cocoa, walnuts, peanuts, pomegranates, and most other fruits and vegetables. Many studies give solid evidence that diets rich in polyphenols result in significantly lower incidence for many kinds of cancer. These polyphenols have abilities to check cancer growth at numerous stages in its development. Standard chemotherapy drugs usually work at only one point in the cancer cell’s life cycle, and only after the cancer has started to develop.

You can read the whole story in the magazine Life Extension, Sept. 2009, p. 42. www.lef.org