Chapter 38. Dietary Fibers

  1. Prof. Dr. Siegfried Knasmüller3,
  2. Dr. David M. DeMarini4,
  3. Prof. Ian Johnson5 and
  4. Dr. Clarissa Gerhäuser6,7
  1. Philip J. Harris1 and
  2. Lynnette R. Ferguson2

Published Online: 16 JUL 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9783527626588.ch38

Chemoprevention of Cancer and DNA Damage by Dietary Factors

Chemoprevention of Cancer and DNA Damage by Dietary Factors

How to Cite

Harris, P. J. and Ferguson, L. R. (2009) Dietary Fibers, in Chemoprevention of Cancer and DNA Damage by Dietary Factors (eds S. Knasmüller, D. M. DeMarini, I. Johnson and C. Gerhäuser), Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim, Germany. doi: 10.1002/9783527626588.ch38

Editor Information

  1. 3

    Medical University of Vienna, Department of Medicine I, Institute of Cancer Research, Borschkegasse 8a, 1090 Vienna, Austria

  2. 4

    U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Environmental Carcinogenesis Division, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711, USA

  3. 5

    Institute of Food Research, Intestinal Biology and Health Programme, Norwich Research Park, Colney, Norwich NR4 7UA, UK

  4. 6

    German Cancer Research Centre (DKFZ), Toxicology and Cancer Risk Factors, Im Neuenheimer Feld 280, 69120 Heidelberg, Germany

  5. 7

    German Cancer Research Center, Division of Epigenomics and Cancer Risk Factors, Im Neuenheimer Feld 280, 69120 Heidelberg, Germany

Author Information

  1. 1

    The University of Auckland, Faculty of Science, School of Biological Sciences, Private Bag 92019, Auckland, New Zealand

  2. 2

    The University of Auckland, Faculty of Medical & Health Science, Discipline of Nutrition, Private Bag 92019, Auckland, New Zealand

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 16 JUL 2009
  2. Published Print: 25 MAR 2009

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9783527320585

Online ISBN: 9783527626588

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Keywords:

  • colorectal cancer;
  • dietary fiber;
  • lignin;
  • NSP;
  • polysaccharides

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Physicochemical Properties of Active Compounds and Their Occurrence

  • Bioavailability and Metabolism of Active Compounds

  • Mechanisms of Chemoprevention: Results of In Vitro and Animal Studies

  • Results of Human Studies

  • Impact of Cooking, Processing, and Other Factors on Protective Properties

  • Conclusions

  • References