Nutrition and Cancer Prevention: New Insights into the Role of Phytochemicals

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American Institute for Cancer Research
Springer Science & Business Media, 6 dic. 2012 - 347 páginas
Recent advances have contributed to our understanding of how a plant-based diet confers many health advantages and how substances from plants may be effective in the prevention of specific cancers. The Ninth Annual Research Conference of the American Institute for Cancer Research has focused on the latest developments in several categories of nutrients of wide contemporary interests. The conference sessions included such topics as the effects of soy, green tea, selenium, wine, grapes, and spices in cancer prevention. This conference was held in Washington, D.C. on September 2nd and 3rd, 1999, and was entitled Nutrition and Cancer Prevention: New Insights Into the Roles of Phytochemicals.
The discussion program included a session that was devoted to the current status of herbal products in relation to cancer prevention, in recognition of the increasing attention that complementary and alternative medicine has been receiving from the scientific community as well as the general public. A separate presentation addressed the issue of nutritional supplements and cancer prevention.
 

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A Complex Food and
1
Dietary Soy Reduces Colon Carcinogenesis in Humans
11
Soy and Risk of HormoneRelated and Other Cancers
19
Role of Tomatoes Tomato Products and Lycopene in Cancer
29
Tea and Tea Polyphenols in Cancer Prevention 39
38
Effects of Tea Polyphenols on the Signal Transduction
55
Mechanisms by Which Garlic and Allyl Sulfur Compounds
68
Antiproliferative Effects of GarlicDerived and Other Allium
83
Resveratrol Inhibits the Expression of Cyclooxygenase2
147
The World of Resveratrol 159
158
The Effects of Resveratrol on CYP1A1 Expression
183
Herbals and Cancer
195
The Role of Dietary Supplements in Health
203
The BetaCarotene Story 219
218
Validity Execution
233
New Insights Into
254

Considering the Mechanisms of Cancer Prevention
107
Selenium Metabolism and Mechanisms of Cancer Prevention 119
118
Apoptosis and Angiogenesis in Cancer Prevention
131
Progress and Opportunity
263
Index
345
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