Functional food components and cancer

Kačić-Bartulović, Ankica (2014) Functional food components and cancer. Bachelor's thesis, Faculty of Science > Department of Biology.

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Abstract

Messy way of life in recent years has led to a large increase of various types of illness. Cancer is, unfortunately, one of the frequent diseases of modern times. Despite the growing number of patients and the high death rate, many people do not change lifestyle. Although numerous times pointed out that it is extremely important to the food we eat, many still pay attention to the warnings. The food, therefore, plays an important role in the prevention as well as treatment of various cancers. Health and illness of a human organism is dependent on biological - physiology - chemical processes that are closely linked and dependent on bioactive components that come from food.Numerous kinds of food can affect various systems of the human organism, and some food Ingredients are almost universal, such as antioxidants (vitamin E and C, selenium, zinc, polyphenols, flavonoids, carotenoids). In recent decades, increasing attention gather research phytochemicals and their impact on health. Phytochemicals are a group of biologically active non-nutritive substances from plants. They have a functional value to the human body, so as to act as protection against disease. For example, can affect the immune system immunomodulatory, adaptogenic the endocrine system, antimutagenic and anticancerogenic at the cellular level. The simplest way to ensure the presence of beneficial compounds for health need to be entered as more variety in the diet, and daily provides 5 to 10 servings of fruits and vegetables. In this way ensures entry of other nutrients important for the functioning of the organism (vitamins, minerals, fiber, essential fats) and then phytochemicals can deliver their beneficial properties of the body in the best way adequate amounts, they can be beneficial to health, to the different systems in organism.

Item Type: Thesis (Bachelor's thesis)
Supervisor: Oršolić, Nada
Date: 2014
Number of Pages: 16
Subjects: NATURAL SCIENCES > Biology
Divisions: Faculty of Science > Department of Biology
Depositing User: Silvana Šehić
Date Deposited: 19 Nov 2014 10:43
Last Modified: 19 Nov 2014 10:43
URI: http://digre.pmf.unizg.hr/id/eprint/3315

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