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Oncology. 2005;69 Suppl 1:38-40. Epub 2005 Sep 19.

Cancer prevention by phytochemicals.

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Department of Biochemistry, Kyoto Prefectural University of Medicine, Kyoto, Japan. hnishino@koto.kpu-m.ac.jp

Abstract

Information has been accumulated indicating that diets rich in vegetables and fruits can reduce the risk of a number of chronic diseases, including cancer, cardiovascular disease, diabetes and age-related macular degeneration. Phytochemicals (various factors in plant foods), such as carotenoids, antioxidative vitamins, phenolic compounds, terpenoids, steroids, indoles and fibers, have been considered responsible for the risk reduction. Among them, a mixture of natural carotenoids has been studied extensively and proven to show beneficial effects on human cancer prevention.

PMID:
16210876
DOI:
10.1159/000086631
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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