Nutraceuticals as Potential Therapeutic Agents for Colon Cancer: A Review

Kuppusamy, Palaniselvam and M. M., Yusoff and Gaanty Pragas, Maniam and A. I., Solachuddin Jauhari and Soundharrajan, Ilavenil and Natanamurugaraj, Govindan (2014) Nutraceuticals as Potential Therapeutic Agents for Colon Cancer: A Review. Acta Pharmaceutica Sinica B, 4 (3). pp. 173-181. ISSN 2211-3835. (Published)

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Colon cancer is a world-wide health problem and the second-most dangerous type of cancer, affecting both men and women. The modern diet and lifestyles, with high meat consumption and excessive alcohol use, along with limited physical activity has led to an increasing mortality rate for colon cancer worldwide. As a result, there is a need to develop novel and environmentally benign drug therapies for colon cancer. Currently, nutraceuticals play an increasingly important role in the treatment of various chronic diseases such as colon cancer, diabetes and Alzheimer׳s disease. Nutraceuticals are derived from various natural sources such as medicinal plants, marine organisms, vegetables and fruits. Nutraceuticals have shown the potential to reduce the risk of colon cancer and slow its progression. These dietary substances target different molecular aspects of colon cancer development. Accordingly, this review briefly discusses the medicinal importance of nutraceuticals and their ability to reduce the risk of colorectal carcinogenesis.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Colon cancer; Nutraceuticals; Therapeutics; Marine organisms; Plant derivatives
Subjects: Q Science > Q Science (General)
R Medicine > RC Internal medicine
R Medicine > RC Internal medicine > RC0254 Neoplasms. Tumors. Oncology (including Cancer)
Faculty/Division: Faculty of Industrial Sciences And Technology
Depositing User: Dr. Natanamurugaraj Govindan
Date Deposited: 12 Jan 2015 02:09
Last Modified: 27 Jul 2018 01:34
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