Functional Foods and Nutraceuticals in Cancer Prevention / Edition 1

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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.

This up-to-date resource is a must-have for research professionals, both basic and applied, and marketers in the worldwide functional foods/nutritional supplements industry. It is an essential reference for hospital-based dietitians and nutritionists, physicians specializing in oncology, and cancer researchers. Food and drug officials who determine allowable health claims need this information as well, as do academics in all of these fields.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780813818542
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 7/7/2003
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 315
  • Product dimensions: 7.40 (w) x 10.30 (h) x 0.92 (d)

Table of Contents

1 Antioxidants as Cancer Therapies 3
2 Cancer and Nutrition 27
3 Vitamin E in Cancer Prevention and Treatment 37
4 Chemical Versus Food Forms of Selenium in Cancer Prevention 55
5 Nutrients to Stimulate Cellular Immunity: Role in Cancer Prevention and Therapy 87
6 Nutrition and Skin Cancer Risk Prevention 105
7 Nutritional Strategies for the Prevention of Cervical Cancer 121
8 Tomato and Cancer 133
9 The Role of Dietary Fiber in Colon Cancer Prevention 153
10 Soy Food and Breast Cancer 173
11 Preventive and Therapeutic Effects of Dietary Phytochemicals on Cancer Development 179
12 Phytomedicines and Cancer Prevention 199
13 Phytoestrogens and Cancer 213
14 Herbals and Cancer Prevention 237
15 Cruciferous Vegetables and Cancer Prevention 263
16 Breast Cancer Prevention 289
Index 297
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