Specific alimentary habits, including a high consumption of vegetables, fruits, cereals, and olive oil, characteristic of the Mediterranean diet, are associated with a reduction of risk of cardiovascular pathologies, type 2 diabetes, neurodegenerative diseases, and some cancers. Numerous beverages contain diverse natural compounds, termed phytochemicals, that have been reported to exert antitumor, antiangiogenic, and antioxidant properties. Here we review the chemopreventive and angiopreventive properties of selected phytochemicals found in common beverages: epigallocatechin (green tea), triterpenoids (citrus juices), resveratrol (red wine), xanthohumol (beer), procyanidin (chocolate), and caffeine (coffee), focusing on their molecular mechanisms, providing “ready to drink” prevention approaches.

Drink your prevention: beverages with cancer preventive phytochemicals

Bruno A
2014-01-01

Abstract

Specific alimentary habits, including a high consumption of vegetables, fruits, cereals, and olive oil, characteristic of the Mediterranean diet, are associated with a reduction of risk of cardiovascular pathologies, type 2 diabetes, neurodegenerative diseases, and some cancers. Numerous beverages contain diverse natural compounds, termed phytochemicals, that have been reported to exert antitumor, antiangiogenic, and antioxidant properties. Here we review the chemopreventive and angiopreventive properties of selected phytochemicals found in common beverages: epigallocatechin (green tea), triterpenoids (citrus juices), resveratrol (red wine), xanthohumol (beer), procyanidin (chocolate), and caffeine (coffee), focusing on their molecular mechanisms, providing “ready to drink” prevention approaches.
2014
2014
https://www.mp.pl/paim/issue/article/2560/
beverages, cancer, prevention, phytochemicals
Rossit, ; Galloc, ; Bassanib, ; Canali, S; Albini, A; Bruno, A
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