Citrus Slices Cancer Risk
’Tis the season for citrus fruit. Good thing, because when eaten daily, those tasty grapefruits, clementines, and kumquats may lower incidence of several types of cancer, according to a new study of 42,470 Japanese adults over age 40. Among female participants, citrus consumption was tied to a 14 percent reduction of incidence of all cancers; for men it was 11 percent. Although follow-up studies are warranted, researchers surmise that the lutein, lycopene, and flavonoids abundant in citrus provide the anti-cancer effect.