Diet and Cancer

Vegetables, Whole Grains, and Their Derivatives in Cancer Prevention

Editors: Mutanen, Marja, Pajari, Anne-Maria (Eds.)

  • An update of the scientific evidence regarding the role of vegetables and whole grains and their compounds in cancer prevention
  • Gives thorough reviews on the effects and the underlying molecular mechanisms of vegetables and whole grains in cancer
  • Written by specialists in the field who have worked on the subject for several years
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Vegetables, Whole Grains and their Derivatives in Cancer Prevention looks in detail at the evidence regarding the effects and mechanisms of action of potentially cancer-preventive components and their sources from plant kingdom. The book covers current knowledge on certain foods and their constituents in cancer prevention, such as cruciferous and green leafy vegetables, nuts and seeds, whole grains, tomato lycopene and carotenoids, alliums and their sulphur and selenium constituents, and capsaicinoids from chilli peppers. It focuses not only on single compounds but aims to widen the view by discussing a whole-diet approach in cancer prevention. A single component may lose its chemopreventive efficacy when isolated from the food matrix and in many cases isolated and concentrated components as supplements may actually induce tumor development. Apart from describing the effects and mechanisms of action, the chapters also contain information on intake, bioavailability, metabolism and possible toxic effects of foods and components presented. Evaluation and comparison of the data from mechanistic studies in vitro with those from animal experiments in vivo form a basis for applying the current knowledge to human nutrition in the field of carcinogenesis. With contributions from leading experts in the field, this book is an invaluable resource for scientists and professionals working in cancer research, as well as individuals involved in food and nutrition.

Table of contents (10 chapters)

  • Cruciferous Vegetables – and Biological Activity of Isothiocyanates and Indoles

    Mithen, Richard (et al.)

    Pages 1-30

  • Green Leafy Vegetables in Cancer Prevention

    Mutanen, Marja (et al.)

    Pages 31-45

  • The Role of Tomato Lycopene in Cancer Prevention

    Levy, Joseph (et al.)

    Pages 47-66

  • β-Carotene and Other Carotenoids in Cancer Prevention

    Wang, Yan (et al.)

    Pages 67-89

  • The Role of Alliums and their Sulfur and Selenium Constituents in Cancer Prevention

    El-Bayoumy, Karam (et al.)

    Pages 91-121

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eBook $199.00
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Hardcover $259.00
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Vegetables, Whole Grains, and Their Derivatives in Cancer Prevention
Editors
  • Marja Mutanen
  • Anne-Maria Pajari
Series Title
Diet and Cancer
Series Volume
2
Copyright
2011
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-90-481-9800-9
DOI
10.1007/978-90-481-9800-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-90-481-9799-6
Softcover ISBN
978-94-007-3380-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVIII, 254
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