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bioactive

 [bi″o-ak´tiv]
having an effect on or eliciting a response from living tissue.

bi·o·ac·tive

(bī'ō-ăk'tiv),
Referring to a substance that can be acted on by a living organism or by an extract from a living organism.

bioactive

(bī′ō-ăk′tĭv)
adj.
Of or relating to a substance that has an effect on living tissue.

bioactive

Etymology: Gk, bios, life; L, activus, with energy
having an effect on or causing a reaction in living tissue.

bi·o·ac·tive

(bī'ō-ak'tiv)
Referring to a substance that can be acted on by a living organism or by an extract from a living organism.

bioactive

having an effect on or eliciting a response from living tissue.

bioactive food components
constituents in foods or dietary supplements, other than those needed to meet basic nutritional needs, that are responsible for changes in health status.
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The role of specific nutrients or bioactive food components on breast cancer risk still remains obscure.
The initial impact of nutrigenomics on dietetics will be felt increasingly over the next decade and then will escalate as the research foundation clarifies the interactions among genes, environment and bioactive food components and provides the basis for using these food components to effect desirable outcomes.
In addition, the report calls for expanded research on traditional nutrients, other bioactive food components and the intersection of genomics and molecular nutrition.
In addition, clinical trials of therapies for cancer treatment, including but not limited to herbal therapies, dietary supplements, bioactive food components, or unconventional pharmacological and biological interventions (e.
Using the example of the omega-3 fatty acid EPA, Dr Halperin from Harvard argued that bioactive food components can show how gene action can occur at a number of levels and thus how food may have an impact on a number of diseases.
In addition to nutrients found in sweet cherries, there are a wide variety of bioactive food components that have been associated with improved health.
1: Assessing the Health Effects of Bioactive Food Components, Bethesda, MD: National Institutes of Health, contact: Leila Saldanha, 301-435-2920; Fax: 301-480-1845; E-mail: saldanhl@mail.