Apricots and oncogenes: on vegetables and cancer prevention

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McGuire & Beckley Books, 1993 - Medical - 309 pages
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The story behind the new campaign to encourage us to eat more vegetables. Jennings explains how two vitamins in vegetables (beta-carotene & folic acid) function in metabolism & in cancer prevention. APRICOTS & ONCOGENES discusses in detail how folic acid deficiency might be a major cause of colon cancer & breast cancer. Folic acid is found in vegetables & whole grains & is often deficient in American diets. APRICOTS & ONCOGENES explains the importance of vitamins & a good diet by drawing on stories from the history of vitamin research, the modern scientific view of cancer development, the recent studies on diet & cancer risk & government efforts to improve public understanding of the importance of good diet. The author explains how the current excitement over beta-carotene began almost by accident with studies on the lifestyle of cancer patients around the world. Understanding the importance of folic acid in cancer prevention will produce an important new strategy in the war on cancer. Dealer terms: 40 percent discount on 1 to 9 copies prepaid. Order from McGuire & Beckley Books, P.O. Box 770445, Cleveland, OH 44107.

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