Functional Foods and Nutraceuticals in Cancer Prevention / Edition 1

Functional Foods and Nutraceuticals in Cancer Prevention / Edition 1

by Ronald Ross Watson
     
 

ISBN-10: 0813818540

ISBN-13: 9780813818542

Pub. Date: 07/07/2003

Publisher: Wiley

Cancer is a leading cause of death among adults. Although about 25% of Americans develop cancer in their lifetime, in some populations this rate has been reduced by lifestyle changes. Increasing numbers of people are turning to the use of dietary vegetables, medicinal herbs, and plant extracts to prevent or treat cancer. Their ready availability as "over the

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Cancer is a leading cause of death among adults. Although about 25% of Americans develop cancer in their lifetime, in some populations this rate has been reduced by lifestyle changes. Increasing numbers of people are turning to the use of dietary vegetables, medicinal herbs, and plant extracts to prevent or treat cancer. Their ready availability as "over the counter" supplements has contributed to an explosion in the use of herbal extracts and related compounds for health enhancement. The spectacular growth of the multi-billion dollar functional food and nutraceutical business, touting health claims sometimes based upon limited research data, underscores the need for this up-to-date reference. Functional Foods and Nutraceuticals in Cancer Prevention brings together a leading group of experts on the different aspects of nutrient supplementation, foods, and plant extracts in cancer prevention and treatment. Their conclusions and recommendations present the most current knowledge from which to springboard future research and create a scientific database for accurate health claims.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780813818542
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
07/07/2003
Pages:
315
Product dimensions:
7.40(w) x 10.30(h) x 0.92(d)

Table of Contents

Contirbutors.
Preface.
Acknowledgments.

Part I. Approaches to Cancer Prevention: Role of Nutrition.

1. Antioxidents as Cancer Therapies.

2. Cancer and Nutrition.

3. Vitimin E in Cancer Prevention and Treatment.

4. Chemical Versus Food Forms of Selenium in Cancer Prevention.

5. Nutients to Stimulate Cellular Immunity: Role in cancer Prevention and Therepy.

6. Nutrition and Skin Cancer Risk Prevention.

7. Nutritional Startegies for the Prevention of Cervical Cancer. 

Part II. Fruits, Vegetables, and Herbs in Cancer Prevention.

8. Tomato and Cancer.

9. The Role of Dietary Fiber in Colon cancer Prevention.

10. Soy Food and Breast cancer.

11. Prevention and Therepeutic Effects of Dietary Phytochemicals on Cancer Development.

12. Phytomedicines and Cancer Prevention.

13. Phytoesrogens and Cancer.

14. Herbals and Cancer Prevention.

15. Cruciferous Vegetables and Cancer Prevention.

16. Breast Cancer Prevention.

Index.

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