IARC Handbooks of Cancer Prevention Series 9

Cruciferous Vegetables, Isothiocyanates and Indoles

December 2004
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  • Publisher
    World Health Organization
  • Published
    1st December 2004
  • ISBN 9789283230090
  • Language English
  • Pages 273 pp.
  • Size 6.5" x 9.5"

There is evidence that cruciferous vegetables at levels relevant to human intake or more can inhibit neoplastic and preneoplastic responses in experimental animals mainly when given simultaneously with carcinogens or throughout the experiment. The findings of this Handbook should encourage the promotion of cruciferous vegetable consumption as a part of a diet containing a variety of fruit and vegetables to reduce cancer risk and improve health.

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