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Citrus fruits offer protection against bladder cancer.

Citrus fresh fruit isolated on a white backgroundEating more citrus fruits may reduce the risk of bladder cancer according to an analysis published by a Chinese researcher. The analysis, which examined the pooled data from 14 studies, found that people who consumed the most citrus fruit had 15% decreased risk of bladder cancer compared to those with the lowest intake. The analysis was published online in the International Journal of Food Sciences and Nutrition.

Citrus fruits contain many cancer-fighting agents including vitamin C, carotenoids and flavonoids. Citrus fruits include oranges, lemons, limes and grapefruit. Grapefruit, however, can interact with some medications and cause adverse reactions. Consult with your physician.

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