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1st Edition

Phytochemicals in Health and Disease

ISBN 9780824740238
Published May 24, 2004 by CRC Press
384 Pages

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Book Description

"… well-written and the content is clearly presented. … There are plentiful figures and tables, which are effectively labeled and adequately support the content. …highly recommended for academic and special libraries. …effectively presents current research on phytochemicals in a readable manner."
- E-Streams

"This landmark volume shows how far the field has advanced … . This important volume is filled with reports on what the editors term as the 'new era' in the study of phytochemicals, in which we move from the 'eat more vegetable and fruit' admonition to more detailed information on the biology, molecular biology, regulatory function, and role in human health of phytochemicals. … All workers in phytochemicals should get themselves a copy of this valuable book."

Table of Contents

Nutritional Genomics. Methods to Study Bioavailability of Phytochemicals. Characterization of Polyphenol Metabolites. Microarray Profiling of Gene Expression Patterns of Genistein in Tumor Cells. Gene Regulatory Activity of Ginkgo Biloba L. Cancer Chemoprevention with Sulforaphane, a Dietary Isothiocyanate. Phytochemicals Protect Against Heterocyclic Amine-Induced DNA Adduct Formation. Organosulfur-Garlic Compounds and Cancer Prevention. Polymethylated Flavonoids: Cancer Preventive and Therapeutic Potentials Derived from Anti-inflammatory- and Drug-Metabolism Modifying Properties. Biochemical and Molecular Mechanisms of Cancer Chemoprevention by Tea and Tea Polyphenols. Dietary Flavonoids and Human Cataract Prevention. Phytochemicals and the Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease: Potential Roles for Selected Fruits, Herbs, and Spices. Beneficial Effects of Resveratrol.

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