Chapter 5. Antioxidants and Cancer: Fact and Fiction

  1. Prof. Dr. Siegfried Knasmüller3,
  2. Dr. David M. DeMarini4,
  3. Prof. Ian Johnson5 and
  4. Dr. Clarissa Gerhäuser6,7
  1. Andrew R. Collins1 and
  2. Alain Favier2

Published Online: 16 JUL 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9783527626588.ch5

Chemoprevention of Cancer and DNA Damage by Dietary Factors

Chemoprevention of Cancer and DNA Damage by Dietary Factors

How to Cite

Collins, A. R. and Favier, A. (2009) Antioxidants and Cancer: Fact and Fiction, 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.ch5

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

    University of Oslo, Department of Nutrition, PB 1046 Blindern, 0316 Oslo, Norway

  2. 2

    Laboratoire Lésions des Acides, Nucléiques, CEA, Grenoble, France

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:

  • antioxidants;
  • micronutrients;
  • oxidation;
  • oxidative damage;
  • phytochemicals;
  • reactive oxygen species

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Fruits and Vegetables: the Evidence

  • Oxidative Damage and Antioxidants

  • Large-Scale Intervention Studies with Antioxidants

  • Using Surrogate Biomarkers for Disease Risk

  • Nonantioxidant Effects of Antioxidants

  • Conclusions

  • References