Drink your prevention: beverages with cancer preventive phytochemicals.

Auteur(s) :
Rossi T., Gallo C., Bassani B., Canali S., Albini A., Bruno A.
Date :
Déc, 2014
Source(s) :
Polskie Archiwum Medycyny Wewnetrznej. # p
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Sommaire de l'article

Specific alimentary habits, including oriental and Mediterranean diets characterized by high consumption of vegetables, fruits, cereals and, for the Mediterranean diet, olive oil, are associated with a reduction of risk of cardiovascular diseases, type 2 diabetes, neurodegenerative diseases and some cancers. Numerous beverages contain diverse natural compounds, termed phytochemicals, that have been reported to exert anti-tumor, anti-angiogenic and anti-oxidant properties. Here we review the chemopreventive and angiopreventive properties of selected phytochemicals found in common beverages: epigallocatechin (green tea), triterpenoids (citrus juices), resveratrol (red wine), xanthohumol (beer), procyanidin (chocolate) and caffeine (coffee), focusing on their molecular mechanisms, providing "ready to drink" prevention approaches.

Source : Pubmed