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How can eating broccoli reduce my risk of pancreatic cancer?

Make pancreatic cancer the scariest disease you never got by eating more of this bumpy green veggie: broccoli.

Seems that flavonol-rich diets could reduce your risk of pancreatic cancer by up to 23%, according to a recent study. And broccoli's got heaps of the compound.

Flavonols are talented little substances found not only in broccoli but also in lots of other fruits and veggies, like apples, onions and kale. And these compounds help fight cancer on many fronts. First, they ramp up your body's detox machinery, purging dangerous carcinogens from your system. Next, flavonols help prevent cancer cells from growing and dividing. And as if that weren't enough, flavonols encourage cancer cells to self-destruct, too.

Quercetin is one of the best known flavonols, but there are many others. And together they are part of the bigger flavonoids family, a mighty clan of antioxidants with potent anticancer powers. 

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