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Title Bioactive foods and extracts : cancer treatment and prevention / edited by Ronald Ross Watson, Victor R. Preedy
Published Boca Raton, FL : CRC Press, ©2011


Description 1 online resource (xx, 643 pages) : illustrations, map
Contents Section I. Herbal Medicines and Bioactive Foods and Cancer Treatment: Glucosinolates in Brassica and Cancer -- MK615, an Extract of the Japanese Apricot (ume) -- Rhodiola and Related Plants -- Greco-Arab and Islamic Herbal Medicine and Cancer Treatment/Prevention -- Indian Vegetarian Diet and Cancer Prevention -- Isothiocyanate-Modified Pathways in Cancer Prevention and Treatment -- Is Tulsi a Panacea for Cancer Prevention and/or Therapy? -- Culinary Spices in Cancer Chemoprevention -- Section II. Bioactive Foods and Supplements in Cancer Prevention: Bioactive Foods in Cancer Prevention -- Curcumin-Mediated Cellular Responses in Chemical Carcinogenesis -- Prunes and Plums in Health Promotion -- Cancer Preventive Phytochemicals from Southeast Asian Countries -- Mushroom-Derived Substances for Cancer Prevention and Treatment -- Dietary Phytochemicals in Prevention and during Cancer Treatment -- Effect of Phytochemicals on Stress Management and Mental Health -- Fruits, Vegetables, and Their Extracts in Health of the Upper Gastrointestinal Tract -- Significance of Processing for the Chemopreventive Potential of Tomato-Based Products -- Glycemic Index, Glycemic Load, and Cancer Risk -- Section III. Cancers Specific, Targeted Therapies with Bioactive Foods and Their Products: Bioactive Foods and Extracts in Prostate Cancer Prevention -- Control of Prostate Cancer Proliferation and Gene Expression Using Herbal Supplements -- Plant-Derived Antioxidants and Use in Prevention and Treatment of Prostate Cancer -- Cruciferous Vegetables and Their Components in the Prevention of Breast Cancer -- The Role of Flavonoids in Fruits and Vegetables Related to Breast Cancer Prevention -- Chemopreventive Properties of Ginseng Compounds on Colon Cancer -- Effects of Pentacyclic Triterpenes from Olives on Colon Cancer -- Fruit Phenolics in Colon Cancer Prevention and Treatment -- Diet, Epigenetics, and Colonic Fermentation and Their Role in Colorectal Cancer -- Alcohol Consumption and Risk of Colorectal Cancer -- Plants Antioxidants and Lung Cancer Risk -- Epidemiologic Review of Head and Neck Cancers, Oral Precancers, and Dietary Risk Factors in India -- Section IV. Nonbotanical Dietary Components: Vitamin D and Cancer -- Dietary Selenium and Liver Cancer -- Cancer, Probiotics, and Clinical Practice -- Indian Herbal Medicine for Cancer Therapy and Prevention -- Dietary Intake and the Development of Lung Cancer -- Herbs and Bioactive Compounds in Prevention and Treatment of Hepatocellular Carcinoma -- New Zealand Christmas Tree -- Nutrition and Colorectal Cancer -- Feijoa (Pineapple Guava) Fruit -- Indian Bael (Aegle marmelos) for the Prevention/Treatment of Cancer
Summary Vegetables, fruits, and herbs have been used as cancer preventatives for millennia. But the research community is currently experiencing a surge in information related to the effect of plant products in cancer treatment. "Bioactive Foods and Extracts: Cancer Treatment and Prevention" organizes these cutting-edge findings. It also addresses the wide availability of botanicals and their extracts and how their use is largely unregulated, particularly in the United States
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Cancer -- Diet therapy.
Cancer -- Alternative treatment.
Herbs -- Therapeutic use.
Functional foods.
Dietary supplements.
Neoplasms -- diet therapy
Dietary Supplements
Medicine, Traditional
Plant Extracts -- therapeutic use
Plants, Medicinal -- chemistry
MEDICAL -- Oncology.
HEALTH & FITNESS -- Diseases -- Cancer.
Dietary supplements.
Cancer -- Alternative treatment.
Cancer -- Diet therapy.
Functional foods.
Herbs -- Therapeutic use.
Form Electronic book
Author Watson, Ronald R. (Ronald Ross)
Preedy, Victor R.
ISBN 9781439816219