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That's because other naturally occurring substances, called anticarcinogens, may protect us against cancer.
The first metabolite has been termed the most potent estrogenic carcinogen and precursor of carcinogens, and the second is the very most potent anticarcinogen.
Anticarcinogens from fried ground beef: heat-altered derivatives of linoleic acid.
Additionally, many of these nutrients can assist in mineral absorption, fight inflammation and even act as anticarcinogens in the digestive tract by limiting the activity of cancer cells.
Potential mechanisms for food related carcinogens and anticarcinogens.
Determination of urinary lignans and phytoestrogen metabolites, potential antiestrogens and anticarcinogens, in urine of women on various habitual diets.
Dietary Anticarcinogens and Antimutagens: Chemical and Biological Aspects is derived from plenary lectures, oral presentations and posters presented at the third conference on Food and Cancer Preventiogn held in Norwich in September 1999.
In 1996, the National Research Council of the National Academy of Sciences, in a comprehensive report called Carcinogens and Anticarcinogens in the Human Diet, concluded that levels of both synthetic and natural carcinogens are "so low that they are unlikely to pose an appreciable cancer risk.
Strawberry fruit produce at least five ellagitannins, but their chemical structures and their effectiveness as anticarcinogens have yet to be determined.
The report, "Carcinogens and Anticarcinogens in the Human Diet," based on an exhaustive review of scientific reports and other relevant information, said that about a third of the 1.
suggesting that BHT and its sister compound, BHA, actually act as anticarcinogens when ingested in small doses, countering the effects of known cancer-causing substances.