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Title Bioactive compounds and cancer / edited by John A. Milner, Donato F. Romagnolo
Published Totowa, N.J. : Humana ; London : Springer [distributor], 2010
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Description 1 online resource (xxx, 824 pages)
Series Nutrition and health
Nutrition and health (Totowa, N.J.)
Contents Monitoring the burden of cancer in the United States -- Cancer biology and nutrigenomics -- Cellular cancer processes and their molecular targets -- Nutrigenetics: the relevance of polymorphisms -- Diet and epigenetics -- Nutrient singaling-protein kinase to transcriptional activation -- Dietary energy balance, calorie restriction, and cancer prevention -- Fiber and microbially generated active components -- Gut microbiota, probiotics, prebiotics and colorectal cancer -- Meats, protein and cancer -- Saturated fatty acids and cancer -- Conjugated linoleic acid and cancer -- Cancer and n-3PUFAs: the translationa connection -- n-6 polyunsaturated fatty acids and cancer -- Carotenoids -- Vitamin A -- Vitamin D and cancer chemoprevention -- Folate -- Selenium -- Calcium and cancer -- Iron and cancer -- Zinc in cancer development and prevention -- Cruciferous vegetables, isothiocyanates, indoles, and cancer prevention -- Garlic and cancer prevention -- Mammary and prostate cancer chemoprevention and mechanisms of action of resveratrol and genistein in rodent models -- Cancer prevention by catechins, flavonols, and procyanidins -- Mechanisms of action of isoflavones in cancer prevention -- The anticarcinogenic properties of culinary herbs and spices -- Cancer prevention with berries: role of athocyanins -- Pomegranate -- Alcohol and cancer: biological basis -- Aryl hydocarbon receptor-mediated carcinogenesis and modulation by dietary xenobiotic and natural ligands -- Opportunities and challenges for communicating food and health relationships to American consumers
Summary Because of the wealth of new information generated by the scientific community during the last decade on the role of nutrition on cancer risk, this book provides a forum for presentation and discussion of recent scientific data and highlights a set of dietary recommendations. Bioactive Compounds and Cancer presents chapters that highlight laboratory and clinical findings on how selected nutrients function as signaling molecules and, as such, influence cellular behavior and cancer predisposition. This important compendium focuses on understanding the role of nutrition in cancer biology, the molecular action of bioactive food components and xenobiotics on cancer risk, the role of dietary components in cancer prevention and/or treatment, and nutrition education with the most up to date dietary recommendations that may reduce cancer risk. This volume will be of interest to specialized health professionals, clinicians, nurses, basic and clinical researchers, graduate students, and health officials of public and private organizations
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Cancer -- Nutritional aspects.
Bioactive compounds.
Diet -- adverse effects.
Neoplasms -- diet therapy.
Nutrigenomics.
Nutritional Physiological Phenomena.
Form Electronic book
Author Milner, J. A. (John A.)
Romagnolo, Donato F.
LC no. 2010922882
ISBN 9781607616276
1607616270
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