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  • n  any of a large class of plant pigments having a chemical structure based on or similar to flavone

  • The most powerful health-promoting compounds in blueberries are anthocyanins, phytochemicals that belong to the flavonoid family.
  • ALE AND HEARTY Scientists at Oregon State University have found that the flavonoid compounds in hops, which give beer its distinctive bitter taste, can halt the growth of tumors .
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  • Common autism supplement affects endocrine system
    Plant-based diets are healthy. Plants are high in flavonoids. So flavonoids are healthy. At least that's the reasoning of many manufacturers of flavonoid-based nutritional supplements. But a new study shows that may not be the case. Flavonoids tested in the study affected the endocrine system in ways that in one case promoted cancer and in another repressed it.
    July 15, 2013 - Science Daily

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