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Consumption of pulses as components of healthy diets is encouraged because it is believed that this is likely to help in reducing the risk of common non-communicable diseases, including cancers. However, the evidence base for the role of pulses in prevention of cancers is unconvincing because of the difficulties, using conventional epidemiological tools, in ascertaining the quantitive contribution made by pulses to cancer risk. Adances in understanding of the biological basis of cancer and of the mechanisms of action of cancer preventing compounds offer new insights into the role of food-derived substances and of diet-gene interactions in modulating cancer risk. Pulses contain a rich variety of compounds which, if consumed in sufficient quantities, may help to reduce tumour risk.
Author(s): Mathers JC
Publication type: Conference Proceedings (inc. Abstract)
Publication status: Published
Conference Name: British Journal of Nutrition: Meeting on Pulses and Human Health
Year of Conference: 2002
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
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Sponsor(s): European Commiss, Qual Life Programme; Inst Natl Rech Agronom