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Phytonutrients' role in metabolism: effects on resistance to degenerative processes.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  10568344     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Several "traditional" nutrients and dietary fiber have been associated with both increased and decreased risk of chronic diseases. However, there are many minor components in foods, particularly plant-derived foods, that elicit biologic responses in mammalian systems that are consistent with reduced risk of one or more chronic diseases (phytonutrients). These phytonutrients have been categorized into ten classes of compounds or biologic activities. Representative compounds, typical biologic activities, and common food sources are tabulated for each phytonutrient class. A brief discussion of each category is presented along with several structure-activity relationships.
G R Beecher
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Nutrition reviews     Volume:  57     ISSN:  0029-6643     ISO Abbreviation:  Nutr. Rev.     Publication Date:  1999 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1999-12-08     Completed Date:  1999-12-08     Revised Date:  2005-11-16    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0376405     Medline TA:  Nutr Rev     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  S3-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
Food Composition Laboratory, Beltsville Human Nutrition Research Center, USDA-ARS, Beltsville, MD 20705, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Food / classification*
Fruit / metabolism*,  therapeutic use*
Neoplasms / prevention & control
Nutritive Value*
Vegetable Proteins / metabolism*,  therapeutic use*
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Vegetable Proteins

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