Carotenoids

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IARC, 1998 - Medical - 326 pages
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The objective of the Handbooks program is the preparation of critical reviews and evaluations of evidence on the cancer-preventive and other relevant properties of a wide range of potential cancer-preventive agents and strategies by international working groups of experts.

In this volume on carotenoids their chemical and physical characteristics, occurrence, production, use, analysis and human exposure, metabolism, kinetics and genetic variation are studied, as well as their cancer-preventive effects, other beneficial effects, carcinogenicity and other toxic effects. A summary of data and recommendations for research are provided at the end.
 

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Contents

List of Participants
1
General Remarks
15
Chemical and physical characteristics of carotenoids
23
Metabolism kinetics and genetic variation
46
Other beneficial effects
255
Other toxic effects
263
Summary of data
270
Evaluation
278
The concept of activity profiles of mutagenicity
323
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The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) is part of the World Health Organization. IARC's mission is to coordinate and conduct research on the causes of human cancer, the mechanisms of carcinogenesis, and to develop scientific strategies for cancer control. The Agency is involved in both epidemiological and laboratory research and disseminates scientific information through publications, meetings, courses, and fellowships.