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Bioactive Foods and Extracts

Cancer Treatment and Prevention, 1st Edition

Edited by Ronald Ross Watson, Victor R. Preedy

CRC Press

663 pages | 141 B/W Illus.

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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.

Table of Contents

Herbal Medicines and Bioactive Foods and Cancer Treatment

Glucosinolates in Brassica and Cancer, P. Velasco, M. Francisco, and M.E. Cartea

MK615, an Extract of the Japanese Apricot (ume): A Promising Anticancer and Anti-Infl ammatory Compound, T. Sawada and K. Kubota

Rhodiola and Related Plants: A Role in Cancer Prevention and Therapy, K.J. Gauger and S. Smith Schneider

Greco-Arab and Islamic Herbal Medicine and Cancer Treatment/Prevention, O. Said, H. Zaid, and B. Saad

Indian Vegetarian Diet and Cancer Prevention, M. Shrinath Baliga, J. J. D’Souza, R. Haniaddka, and R. Arora

Isothiocyanate-Modifi ed Pathways in Cancer Prevention and Treatment, J. Jakubikova and J. Sedlak

Is Tulsi a Panacea for Cancer Prevention and/or Therapy? An Evidence-Based Revisit, M. Shrinath Baliga, F. Fazal, R. Wilson, and R. Arora

Culinary Spices in Cancer Chemoprevention, J.R. Endres, I. Qureshi, A. Clewell, and A.G. Schauss

Bioactive Foods and Supplements in Cancer Prevention

Bioactive Foods in Cancer Prevention, R. Sharma and J. Katz

Curcumin-Mediated Cellular Responses in Chemical Carcinogenesis: In Vivo Studies, G.B. Maru, A.G. Ramchandani, G. Kumar, and R.Garg

Prunes and Plums in Health Promotion, F.M. Cordova and R.R. Watson

Cancer Preventive Phytochemicals from Southeast Asian Countries: In Vivo Activities and Underlying Molecular Mechanisms, A. Murakami

Mushroom-Derived Substances for Cancer Prevention and Treatment, N. Ruimi, N. Dotan, Y. Menachem, J. Bartuv-Tal, and J. Mahajna

Dietary Phytochemicals in Prevention and during Cancer Treatment, A.-R. Waladkhani

Effect of Phytochemicals on Stress Management and Mental Health, A.-R.Waladkhani

Fruits, Vegetables, and Their Extracts in Health of the Upper Gastrointestinal Tract, S. Bolourchi-Vaghefi

Significance of Processing for the Chemopreventive Potential of Tomato- Based Products, V.V. Mossine and T.P. Mawhinney

Glycemic Index, Glycemic Load, and Cancer Risk, H.G. Mulholland, L.J. Murray, and M.M. Cantwell

Cancers Specific, Targeted Therapies with Bioactive Foods and Their Products

Bioactive Foods and Extracts in Prostate Cancer Prevention, F.A. Yafi and W. Kassouf

Control of Prostate Cancer Proliferation and Gene Expression Using Herbal Supplements, J.M. Wu and T. Hsieh

Plant-Derived Antioxidants and Use in Prevention and Treatment of Prostate Cancer, C.M. Abersold and S. Bolourchi-Vaghefi

Cruciferous Vegetables and Their Components in the Prevention of Breast Cancer, S.E. Steck

The Role of Flavonoids in Fruits and Vegetables Related to Breast Cancer Prevention, C. Christie, N. Correa-Matos, L. Wright, J.A. Watkins, and A. Bouziane

Chemopreventive Properties of Ginseng Compounds on Colon Cancer, C.-Z. Wang and C.-S. Yuan

Effects of Pentacyclic Triterpenes from Olives on Colon Cancer, M.E. Juan and J.M. Planas

Fruit Phenolics in Colon Cancer Prevention and Treatment, M.A. Lea

Diet, Epigenetics, and Colonic Fermentation and Their Role in Colorectal Cancer, R.P. Arasaradnam and K.D. Bardhan

Alcohol Consumption and Risk of Colorectal Cancer, B.W.C. Bongaerts and M.P. Weijenberg

Plants Antioxidants and Lung Cancer Risk, A. Ruano-Raviña, M. Pérez-Ríos, and J.M. Barros-Dios

Epidemiologic Review of Head and Neck Cancers, Oral Precancers, and Dietary Risk Factors in India, M. Hashibe

Nonbotanical Dietary Components

Vitamin D and Cancer, A. Teichert and D.D. Bikle

Dietary Selenium and Liver Cancer, D.N. Stemm and H.P. Glauert

Cancer, Probiotics, and Clinical Practice, G.V. Zuccotti, F. Meneghin, and D. Dilillo

Indian Herbal Medicine for Cancer Therapy and Prevention: Bench to Bedside, R. Arora, P. Malhotra, R. Chawla, D. Gupta, R.K. Sharma, and M. Shrinath Baliga

Dietary Intake and the Development of Lung Cancer, L. Wright, C. Christie, and J.A. Watkins

Herbs and Bioactive Compounds in Prevention and Treatment of Hepatocellular Carcinoma, A. Sehrawat and V. Kumar

New Zealand Christmas Tree: Historic Uses and Cancer Prevention, F.M. Cordova and R.R. Watson

Nutrition and Colorectal Cancer, M. Rangarajan and G.E. Mullin

Feijoa (Pineapple Guava) Fruit: A Role in Health Promotion?, M.C. Argüelles and R.R. Watson

Indian Bael (Aegle marmelos) for the Prevention/Treatment of Cancer: Weighing Cost versus Benefit, M. Shrinath Baliga, H.P. Bhat, P. Venkatesh, R.K. Sharma, and R. Arora

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
MEDICAL / Nutrition
MEDICAL / Oncology