Nutrition Research of Naturally Occurring Food Components to Reduce Risk of Cancer
Food Components and Health Laboratory
2013 Annual Report
1a.Objectives (from AD-416):
The objective of this agreement is to support research on the role of dietary components and how they impact risk for cancer.
1b.Approach (from AD-416):
ARS will design nutrition studies, prepare protocols for human studies, and conduct dietary and lifestyle interventions. This information will be used by both parties to jointly develop new information on the role of diet and risk for cancer. The Cooperator will provide dietetic, food service, and scientific support for these studies.
This is a new project to support research on the role of dietary components and how they impact risk for cancer. In this project, progress has been made in elucidating the effect of phytonutrients and other naturally occurring food components on risk for cancer. This agreement combines the expertise of ARS in conducting nutrition studies with those of the University of Maryland in conducting clinical interventions to investigate diet and health. Protocols are being developed for human studies, focusing on cancer-related pathways and the role of sulfur containing food in modulating risk for cancer.