The protective role of fruits and vegetables against radiation-induced cancer

Auteur(s) :
Hayes DP.
Date :
Sep, 2005
Source(s) :
Nutrition reviews. #63:9 p303-311
Adresse :
Addresses: Hayes DP (reprint author), New York City Dept Hlth & Mental Hyg, Off Radiol Hlth, 2 Lafayette St, New York, NY 10007 USA New York City Dept Hlth & Mental Hyg, Off Radiol Hlth, New York, NY 10007 USA E-mail Addresses: dhayes@health.nyc.gov Publisher: INT LIFE SCIENCES INST NORTH AMERICA, ONE THOMAS CIRCLE, N W, 9TH FLOOR, WASHINGTON, DC 20005 USA, http://www.ilsina.org Discipline: FOOD SCIENCE/NUTRITION ENDOCRINOLOGY, NUTRITION & METABOLISM

Sommaire de l'article

The role of fruits and vegetables in protecting against radiation-induced cancer and the positive evidence from epidemiology and ancillary investigations are discussed in this review. The recently reported Hiroshima and Nagasaki atomic bomb survivor studies provide strong evidence for the protective role of fruits and vegetables against radiation-induced cancer. The anticarcinogenic substances contained in, and the anticarcinogenic mechanisms proposed for, fruits and vegetables are reviewed. The anticarcinogenic effectiveness of fruits and vegetables are compared with that of dietary supplements. The reasons for the observed superiority of fruits and vegetables are advanced.

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