Somerville Hastings

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The tremendous chemical potential of the highly conjugated double bonds in carotenoids has driven research into their protective role in cardiovascular disease development. Prevention of low-density-lipoprotein oxidation and reduction of oxidative stress at the plaque formation are popular hypotheses underlying this research. Many epidemiologic studies have(More)
Epidemiological and experimental evidence indicates that consumption of fried meats in conjunction with certain genotypes of phase I and II metabolism genes poses an elevated risk for colorectal cancer. Parallel to this, the consumption of cruciferous vegetables is associated with a reduced risk of colon cancer. Therefore, we designed a 6-week pilot feeding(More)
Male cynomologous monkeys (M. fascicularis) were infused with [3H]androgens, [14C]estrogens and [3H]cortisol before and after the administration of l-thyroxine, (l-T4) 150 micrograms/day for 6 wk, dexamethasone 8 mg every 8 h for 3 doses and dexamethasone 1.0 mg/day for 8 days. Blood samples were obtained before each of the infusions and analyzed for(More)