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Epidemiological studies suggest that diets rich in whole grains, fruits, and vegetables are associated with a lower risk of cancer.1 Although the low fat and high fiber content of such diets appear to contribute to their health benefits, many studies suggest that their non-nutritive components or phytochemicals also contribute to anticancer effects. The lignans are thought to be one of these phytochemicals.

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Thompson, L.U. (1999). Role of Lignans in Carcinogenesis. In: Romeo, J.T. (eds) Phytochemicals in Human Health Protection, Nutrition, and Plant Defense. Recent Advances in Phytochemistry, vol 33. Springer, Boston, MA. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4615-4689-4_3

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