Nutrients and Cancer Prevention
Prasad and Meysken's new volume on Nutrients and Cancer Prevention highlights the rapid progress now being made in understanding the role of specific nutrients in the prevention and treatment of neoplastic disease.
Nutritional oncology today focuses on the mechanisms of carcinogenesis and their modification by nutrients, as indicated by cancer prevention studies in animals and humans. This unique book takes into account evidence from human intervention studies using one or more nutrients in a population at increased risk for developing certain types of cancer.
International experts contribute chapters paying special attention to: mechanisms of carcinogenesis • roles of carotenoids, retinoids, vitamin E, protease inhibitors, fatty acids, and selenium • nutritional causes of colon cancer • preliminary results of intervention trials • use of retinoids, vitamin D, vitamin B6, and vitamin B1 in cancer treatment.
Everyone involved in oncology, nutrition, pharmacology, cell biology, epidemiology, and related fields-whether in basic research or at the clinical level-will find Nutrients and Cancer Prevention a comprehensive source of information on this critically important topic.