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Dietary Phytochemicals in Cancer Prevention and Treatment

Dietary Phytochemicals in Cancer Prevention and Treatment

by American Institute for Cancer Research
     
 

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The sixth annual research conference of the American Institute for Cancer Research was held August 31 and September 1, 1995, at the Loews L'Enfant Plaza Hotel in Washing­ ton, DC. In view of the promising leads in the diet/nutrition and cancer research field, the conference was devoted to "Dietary Phytochemicals in Cancer Prevention and Treatment. " The number of

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The sixth annual research conference of the American Institute for Cancer Research was held August 31 and September 1, 1995, at the Loews L'Enfant Plaza Hotel in Washing­ ton, DC. In view of the promising leads in the diet/nutrition and cancer research field, the conference was devoted to "Dietary Phytochemicals in Cancer Prevention and Treatment. " The number of sessions was increased over that in previous conferences in order to accommodate the topics of interest. The conference overview, entitled "Plants and Cancer: Food, Fiber, and Phytochemicals," provided a framework for the following sessions. In addition, the attendees were reminded that for several decades epidemiologists have noted a lower risk of lung, esophageal, stomach, and colon cancer in populations consuming diets high in fruits and vegetables. However, isolation and ingestion of individual protective factors are not the preferred action since the complexity of the food and the matrix in which nutritional factors are embedded are important. The individual sessions then provided more insight as to why eating fruits and vegetables is associated with a lower risk of cancer. The first of these sessions was on "Isothiocyanates" that induce both the Phase I and Phase II enzymes that increase detoxification and conjugation reactions, thus causing more rapid removal of any xenobiotic or carcinogen. Thus, less carcinogen is available for interaction with DNA or other critical cellular macromolecules.

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Twenty-one presentations provide insight into why the ingestion of fruits and vegetables is associated with a lower risk of cancer. Subjects presented include: isothiocyanates; plant phenolics; polyphenols; effects of tea on carcinogenesis; estrogens and phytoestrogens; soy isoflavonoids; quercetin; monoterpenes and mevinolin; limonene and perillyl alcohol; organosulfur compounds; selenium-enriched garlic; a look at the American diet; nutritional implications; designer foods; and wheat bran. The book closes with an examination of the research opportunities, approaches, and pitfalls in a look a diet, nutrition, and cancer prevention. Well indexed. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781461380344
Publisher:
Springer US
Publication date:
07/31/2012
Series:
Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology Series, #401
Edition description:
Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 1996
Pages:
324
Product dimensions:
6.69(w) x 9.61(h) x 0.03(d)

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