Anti-Cancer Vegetable Study Essay

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Food Chemistry 112 (2009) 374–380 Contents lists available at ScienceDirect Food Chemistry journal homepage: www.elsevier.com/locate/foodchem Antiproliferative and antioxidant activities of common vegetables: A comparative study Dominique Boivin a, Sylvie Lamy a, Simon Lord-Dufour a, Jessica Jackson a, Edith Beaulieu a, Martine Côté c, Albert Moghrabi b, Stéphane Barrette b, Denis Gingras a, Richard Béliveau a,b,*,1 a Laboratoire de Médecine Moléculaire, Centre de Cancérologie Charles-Bruneau, Hôpital Ste-Justine, Université du Québec à Montréal, 3175 Côte Ste-Catherine, Montréal, Québec, Canada H3T 1C5 b Service d’hématologie-oncologie, Centre de Cancérologie Charles-Bruneau, Hôpital Ste-Justine, 3175 Chemin Côte-Ste-Catherine, Montréal, Québec, Canada H3T 1C5 c Ministère de l’Agriculture, des Pêcheries et de l’Alimentation du Québec, 200, chemin Sainte-Foy, Québec, Canada G1R 4X6 a r t i c l e i n f o Article history: Received 12 February 2008 Received in revised form 5 May 2008 Accepted 23 May 2008 Keywords: Cancer prevention Cruciferous vegetables Allium vegetables Antioxidants a b s t r a c t Epidemiological studies have consistently linked abundant consumption of fruits and vegetables to a reduction of the risk of developing several types of cancer. In most cases, however, the identification of specific fruits and vegetables that are responsible for these effects is still lacking, retarding the implementation of effective dietary-based chemopreventive approaches. As a first step towards the identification of foods endowed with the most potent chemopreventive activities, we evaluated the inhibitory effects of extracts isolated from 34 vegetables on the proliferation of 8 different tumour cell lines. The extracts from cruciferous vegetables as well as those from vegetables of the genus Allium inhibited the

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