Consumption of quercetin and kaempferol in free-living subjects eating a variety of diets.

J.H.M. de Vries, P.L.T.M.K. Janssen, P.C.H. Hollman, W.A. van Staveren, M.B. Katan

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Abstract

Quercetin and related flavonoids are anticarcinogenic in rats, but little is known about human intakes. The intake of five major flavonols and flavones was calculated using 1-day dietary records of 17 volunteers from 14 countries, and using both 3-day records and a food frequency questionnaire of eight Dutch adults. Total consumption (±SD) was 27.6 ± 19.5 mg/day in the international subjects, 34.1 ± 31.2 mg/day in the Dutch adults according to 3-day records, and 41.9 ± 23.7 mg/day according to questionnaires. Quercetin contributed 68–73°and kaempferol 22–29°the major sources being tea and onions. A brief food frequency questionnaire may be a suitable method for ranking individuals by flavonol intake.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)41-144
JournalCancer Letters
Volume114
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1997

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