According to new research findings, men consuming large amounts of
citrus fruits and other vitamin C-rich fruits and vegetables
significantly lower their risk of developing premalignant lesions. Past
research has show that 16 to 40 percent of these premalignant lesions
turn cancerous. In the study, researchers included more than 42,000 men
who completed questionnaires at various intervals. Their
findings indicated that men who consumed greater amounts of citrus
fruits and juices as well as fruit and vegetables high in Vitamin C
lowered their risk of oral precancerous lesions by 30 to 40 percent.
Source: American Journal of Epidemiology. September 2006.