Phytochemically rich dietary components and the risk of colorectal cancer: A systematic review and meta-analysis of observational studies

Year Published: 2021


World J Clin Oncol


Pia Borgas, Guadalupe Gonzalez, Kirill Veselkov, and Reza Mirnezami


This systematic review and meta-analysis examined the current research on various foods and their components on risk of colorectal cancer.

Key Findings

Key Findings: Forty-six studies were included in this review. Results showed that increased consumption of cruciferous vegetables, garlic, citrus fruit, and tomato consumption were all associted with reduced colorectal cancer risk. Nut consumption had a similar trend, but the result was not significant.