Phytochemicals and cancer.

  title={Phytochemicals and cancer.},
  author={Ian T Johnson},
  journal={The Proceedings of the Nutrition Society},
  volume={66 2},
  • Ian T Johnson
  • Published 2007 in The Proceedings of the Nutrition Society
Epidemiological studies showing a protective effect of diets rich in fruits and vegetables against cancer have focused attention on the possibility that biologically-active plant secondary metabolites exert anti-carcinogenic activity. This huge group of compounds, now collectively termed 'phytochemicals', provides much of the flavour and colour of edible plants and the beverages derived from them. Many of these compounds also exert anti-carcinogenic effects in animal models of cancer, and much… CONTINUE READING
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