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Contribution to Book
Advances in the Use of Animal Models for Intestinal Cancers and Protective Effects of Dietary Components
Designing Functional Foods: Measuring and Controlling Food Structure Breakdown and Nutrient Absorption (2009)
  • Hang Xiao, University of Massachusetts - Amherst
Abstract
This chapter begins by discussing the development and features of two of the most widely used rodent models for human colorectal cancer, namely azoxymethane-induced rat colon carcinogenesis and ApcMin/+ mice models. Then it reviews the results from the studies using these rodent models that have identified many potential preventive dietary components against colon cancer. The major dietary components discussed are (1) dietary fat such as fish oil, alpha-linolenic acid, conjugated linoleic acid, and conjugated linolenic acid; (2) dietary fiber such as inulin-type of fructans, resistant starch, and wheat bran; and (3) tea polyphenols.
Disciplines
Publication Date
2009
Editor
David Julian McClemets
Publisher
Woodhead Publishing
ISBN
978-1-84569-432-6
Citation Information
Hang Xiao. "Advances in the Use of Animal Models for Intestinal Cancers and Protective Effects of Dietary Components" OxfordDesigning Functional Foods: Measuring and Controlling Food Structure Breakdown and Nutrient Absorption (2009)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/hang_xiao/11/