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Title: Carotenoids

item MERNITZ, HEATHER - Alverno College
item WANG, XIANG-DONG - Jean Mayer Human Nutrition Research Center On Aging At Tufts University

Submitted to: Book Chapter
Publication Type: Book / Chapter
Publication Acceptance Date: 5/2/2016
Publication Date: 8/28/2016
Citation: Mernitz, H., Wang, X. 2016. Carotenoids. In: Schwab, M., editor. Encylopedia of Cancer. 3rd edition. Berlin, Germany: Springer-Verlag. p. 669-672.

Interpretive Summary:

Technical Abstract: This short article indicated that greater understanding of the biological functions of carotenoids mediated via their oxidative metabolites through their effects on these important cellular pathways and molecular targets, as well as their significance to cancer prevention, is needed. In considering the efficacy and complex biological functions of carotenoids in human cancer prevention, it seems that increasing consumption of vegetable and fruits rich in carotenoids as a part of a balanced diet would be an effective chemopreventive strategy against cancer development.