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Molecular targets of dietary agents for prevention and therapy of cancer


Food is the complete pharmaceutical store:

        Most modern medicines currently available for treating cancers are very expensive, toxic, and less effective in treating the disease. Thus, one must
investigate further in detail the agents derived from natural sources, described traditionally, for the prevention and treatment of cancer and other diseases.
  

      The following chemicals from the respective foods are well researched at the molecular level. They include curcumin (turmeric), resveratrol (red grapes,
peanuts and berries), genistein (soybean), diallyl sulfide (allium), S-allyl
cysteine (allium), allicin, (garlic), lycopene (tomato), capsaicin (red chilli), diosgenin (fenugreek), 6-gingerol (ginger),ellagic acid (pomegranate), ursolic acid (apple, pears, prunes), silymarin (milk thistle),anethol (anise, camphor, and fennel), catechins (green tea), eugenol (cloves), indole-3-carbinol (cruciferous vegetables), limonene (citrus fruits), beta carotene (carrots), and dietary fiber.

 

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Reference:
Biochemical Pharmacology:
Molecular targets of dietary agents for prevention and  therapy of cancer. Bharat B. Aggarwal , Shishir Shishodia b, a Cytokine Research Laboratory, Department of Experimental Therapeutics, The University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, Box 143, 1515 Holcombe Boulevard, Houston, TX 77030, USA