Bioactive Foods and Extracts: Cancer Treatment and Prevention

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Ronald Ross Watson, Victor R. Preedy
CRC Press, Nov 11, 2010 - Medical - 663 pages
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Though there is considerable historical and anecdotal record for the use and efficacy of the cancer preventative properties of vegetables, fruits, and herbs, modern healthcare professionals require scientific evidence and verifiable results to make defensible decisions on the benefits, risks, and value of botanicals and their extracts in the prevention and treatment of cancers.

Presenting research-based evidence of the role of herbs and bioactive foods in the prevention and treatment of cancer, Bioactive Foods and Extracts: Cancer Treatment and Prevention provides the scientific basis for millennia of empirical evidence. Divided into four sections, the book begins with a look at herbal medicines and bioactive foods in cancer prevention in general including the benefits of Greco-Arabic and Islamic herbal medicine, Indian vegetarian diet, and a range of culinary spices.

The second section considers specific bioactive foods in cancer prevention. Chapters include in-depth discussions of phytochemicals and their therapeutic action within the body, curcumin-mediated cellular response, and the mechanism and use of prunes and plums, mushrooms, and tomato-based products. The third section takes a focused look at certain cancers such as colon, prostate, breast, and lung cancer. Substances analyzed include ginseng, pentacyclic triterpenes from olives, cruciferous vegetables, and fruit phenolics, as well as alcohol and its associated risks. The final section investigates non-botanical supplements including vitamin D, calcium, selenium, and probiotics.

Providing an important scientific and evidence-based record on an increasingly popular branch of modern healthcare, this indispensible reference brings together the analytical research of modern science and the wisdom of herbal and food based medicine and puts them at your fingertips.

 

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Contents

Chapter 1 Glucosinolates in Brassica and Cancer
3
Chapter 2 MK615 an Extract of the Japanese Apricot ume
31
Chapter 3 Rhodiola and Related Plants
37
Chapter 4 GrecoArab and Islamic Herbal Medicine and Cancer TreatmentPrevention
49
Chapter 5 Indian Vegetarian Diet and Cancer Prevention
67
Chapter 6 IsothiocyanateModifi ed Pathways in Cancer Prevention and Treatment
87
Chapter 7 Is Tulsi a Panacea for Cancer Prevention andor Therapy?
105
Chapter 8 Culinary Spices in Cancer Chemoprevention
123
Chapter 22 Cruciferous Vegetables and Their Components in the Prevention of Breast Cancer
363
Chapter 23 The Role of Flavonoids in Fruits and Vegetables Related to Breast Cancer Prevention
379
Chapter 24 Chemopreventive Properties of Ginseng Compounds on Colon Cancer
393
Chapter 25 Effects of Pentacyclic Triterpenes from Olives on Colon Cancer
403
Chapter 26 Fruit Phenolics in Colon Cancer Prevention and Treatment
415
Chapter 27 Diet Epigenetics and Colonic Fermentation and Their Role in Colorectal Cancer
427
Chapter 28 Alcohol Consumption and Risk of Colorectal Cancer
441
Chapter 29 Plants Antioxidants and Lung Cancer Risk
455

Section II Bioactive Foods and Supplements in Cancer Prevention
141
Chapter 9 Bioactive Foods in Cancer Prevention
143
Chapter 10 CurcuminMediated Cellular Responses in Chemical Carcinogenesis
181
Chapter 11 Prunes and Plums in Health Promotion
205
Chapter 12 Cancer Preventive Phytochemicals from Southeast Asian Countries
211
Chapter 13 MushroomDerived Substances for Cancer Prevention and Treatment
223
Chapter 14 Dietary Phytochemicals in Prevention and during Cancer Treatment
237
Chapter 15 Effect of Phytochemicals on Stress Management and Mental Health
257
Chapter 16 Fruits Vegetables and Their Extracts in Health of the Upper Gastrointestinal Tract
269
Chapter 17 Significance of Processing for the Chemopreventive Potential of TomatoBased Products
279
Chapter 18 Glycemic Index Glycemic Load and Cancer Risk
301
Section III Cancers Specific Targeted Therapies with Bioactive Foods and Their Products
317
Chapter 19 Bioactive Foods and Extracts in Prostate Cancer Prevention
319
Chapter 20 Control of Prostate Cancer Proliferation and Gene Expression Using Herbal Supplements
329
Chapter 21 PlantDerived Antioxidants and Use in Prevention and Treatment of Prostate Cancer
353
Chapter 30 Epidemiologic Review of Head and Neck Cancers Oral Precancers and Dietary Risk Factors in India
471
Section IV Nonbotanical Dietary Components
479
Chapter 31 Vitamin D and Cancer
481
Chapter 32 Dietary Selenium and Liver Cancer
497
Chapter 33 Cancer Probiotics and Clinical Practice
505
Chapter 34 Indian Herbal Medicine for Cancer Therapy and Prevention
519
Chapter 35 Dietary Intake and the Development of Lung Cancer
545
Chapter 36 Herbs and Bioactive Compounds in Prevention and Treatment of Hepatocellular Carcinoma
555
Chapter 37 New Zealand Christmas Tree
583
Chapter 38 Nutrition and Colorectal Cancer
587
Chapter 39 Feijoa Pineapple Guava Fruit
603
Chapter 40 Indian Bael Aegle marmelos for the PreventionTreatment of Cancer
609
Index
623
Back cover
645
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