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Nutrition Stop

Legumes Reduce Ovarian Cancer Risk

Higher consumption of legumes, beans, lentils, and peas is linked with a 33 percent lower risk of ovarian cancer.  This benefit may come from the high fiber content and natural phytoestrogens found in legumes, which are also known as pulses.  Beans also are a good source of folate, which has been associated with decreased risk of cancers of the breast, cervix, lung and esophagus.  Legumes furnish magnesium, which may lower blood pressure; and they are rich in flavonoids, which seem to protect against both cancer and heart disease.