Dietary Anticarcinogens and Antimutagens: Proceedings

Dietary Anticarcinogens and Antimutagens: Proceedings

by Ian T Johnson
     
 

In recent years, evidence that diet is a major factor in the risk of developing cancer has continued to accumulate. Regulatory bodies, including the World Health Organisation, are seeking confirmation from researchers of the protective effects of fruits and vegetables, and of the links between diet and cancer. Comprehensive and international in content, Dietary

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In recent years, evidence that diet is a major factor in the risk of developing cancer has continued to accumulate. Regulatory bodies, including the World Health Organisation, are seeking confirmation from researchers of the protective effects of fruits and vegetables, and of the links between diet and cancer. Comprehensive and international in content, Dietary Anticarcinogens and Antimutagens: Chemical and Biological Aspects includes topics as diverse as the health benefits of tea, wine and beer, through the prevention of various cancers, to the development of effective communication for healthy eating. The book is organised into sections covering: epidemiology of diet and cancer; mechanisms of DNA damage and repair; the body's various protective mechanisms; and experimental approaches to the study of diet and cancer, with particular emphasis on humans as subjects. Reporting on the latest research on mechanisms of cancer prevention by a variety of food components, this timely book will be of immense value to professionals in many disciplines including food science, biochemistry, cell and molecular biology, medicinal and pharmaceutical chemistry and epidemiology.

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The proceedings of the Food and Cancer Prevention III meeting held at the U. of East Anglia, Norwich in September 1999. Organization is in sections covering: epidemiology of diet and cancer; mechanisms of DNA damage and repair; the body's various protective mechanisms; and experimental approaches to the study of diet and cancer, with particular emphasis on humans as subjects. Among the topics: the health benefits of tea, wine and beer; the controversial issue of meat intake as a cause of bowel cancer; enzymes; antioxidants; and the development of effective communication for healthy eating. The editors are from the Institute of Food Research, Norwich, UK. The book is distributed in the US by Springer Verlag. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780854048151
Publisher:
Royal Society of Chemistry, The
Publication date:
10/28/2000
Series:
Special Publications Series
Pages:
452
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.20(d)

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