An estimated 12.6 million people are diagnosed with cancer every year and 7.6 million people die of the disease annually. Numerous lines of evidence suggest that lifestyle and nutrition play an important role in cancer development. As for nutrition, diets that are rich in fruits and vegetables have been shown to lower the risk of cancer incidence. In addition, several phytochemicals that are present in fruits and vegetables have been scientifically established to have properties that can prevent and treat this malevolent disease.
The primary aim of the book is to educate the public about the benefits of fruits and vegetables as they relate to cancer and their potential to contribute to the possibility of a cancer-free life. The active ingredients and modes of actions of fruits and vegetables are also discussed, along with their chemo-preventive aspects.
This clearly written, comprehensive guide explains the properties of these natural foods and substances on a cancer-by-cancer basis. Thus, this book not only informs the general public about the anticancer properties of fruits and vegetables but also provides a valuable reference for scientists and other professionals working in this area.
- Cancer Preventive and Therapeutic Properties of Fruits and Vegetables: An Overview (Chandrasekharan Guruvayoorappan, Kunnathur Murugesan Sakthivel, Ganesan Padmavathi, Vaishali Bakliwal, Javadi Monisha and Ajaikumar B Kunnumakkara)
- Phytochemicals Safeguard the Genome: Tiny Molecules, Big Role (Sanjit Dey, Nilanjan Das, Debdutta Ganguli, Mahuya Sinha, Kunal Sikder, Swaraj Bandhu Kesh, Dipesh Kr Das, Amitava Khan, Ujjal Das, Krishnendu Manna, Sushobhan Biswas, Anirban Pradhan and Rakhi Sharma Dey)
- Phytonutrients from Fruits and Vegetables in Breast Cancer Control (Madhumita Roy, Apurba Mukherjee, Sutapa Mukherjee and Jaydip Biswas)
- Anti-Proliferative and Pro-Apoptotic Effects of Bioactive Constituents Derived from Fruits and Vegetables Against Colorectal Cancer (Sakshi Sikka and Gautam Sethi)
- Anticancer Activities of Fruits and Vegetables Against Gynecological Cancers (Sankar Jagadeeshan, Ajaikumar B Kunnumakkara, Indu Ramachandran and S Asha Nair)
- Cancer Chemopreventive and Therapeutic Properties of Fruits and Vegetables Against Head and Neck Malignancies (Jesil Mathew Aranjani, Ganesan Padmavathi, Ajaikumar B Kunnumakkara and Atulya Mathew)
- Anticancer Activities of Fruits and Vegetables Against Liver and Pancreatic Cancers (Farid A Badria, Diaaeldin M Elimam and Ahmed S Ibrahim)
- Cancer Preventive and Therapeutic Properties of Fruits and Vegetables Against Lung Cancer (Kunnathur Murugesan Sakthivel, Javadi Monisha, Ajaikumar B Kunnumakkara and Chandrasekharan Guruvayoorappan)
- Prostate Cancer: How Helpful are Natural Agents for Prevention? (Manoj K Pandey, Ajaikumar B Kunnumakkara and Shantu G Amin)
- Phytochemicals from Fruits and Vegetables as Potential Anticancer Agents: Special Reference to Skin Cancer (Jayesh Antony, Minakshi Saikia and Ruby John Anto)
- Anticancer Effects of Agents Derived from Fruits and Vegetables Against Stomach Cancer (Sakshi Sikka and Gautam Sethi)
- Cancer Preventive and Therapeutic Properties of Fruits and Vegetables Against Commonly Occurring Cancers in Humans (Javadi Monisha, Ganesan Padmavathi, Vaishali Bakliwal, Naman Katre, Jose Padikkala and Ajaikumar B Kunnumakkara)
Readership: Cancer researchers/scientists, oncologists and other health professionals working in the field; cancer patients and their families; general readers interested in either preventing or combating cancer.
- This book will explain the cancer chemo-preventive and therapeutic properties of fruits and vegetables, their active ingredients and their molecular modes of action; thus it will be of significant utility for cancer researchers and other professionals
- The authors of the chapters of this book are well known, highly respected scientists in the field of natural product research