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Inventi Impact - Nutraceuticals

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  • Inventi:pnc/20424/16
    ROLE OF NUTRACEUTICALS IN CANCER TREATMENT - AN OVERVIEW
    Vidyadhara Suryadevara, Vijetha Pendyala*, B Sowjanyalakshmi

    Nutraceuticals are natural bioactive products with food value and promising therapeutic properties in several diseases. The use of functional foods and nutraceuticals promotes the quality and length of life in patients suffering with cancer. Examples of nutraceuticals of interest includes antioxidant vitamins like vitamin-C and E, carotenoids improves the efficacy of cancer therapy by improving immune functions, increasing tumour response to radiation or chemotherapy, decreasing toxicity to normal cells. The role of nutraceuticals in new era of 21st century showed enormous awareness and interest because of their presumed safety and potential nutritional and therapeutic effects. Healthy diet is very important in today’s lifestyle because good food can protect health, strengthen immune system and fight against cancer and other diseases. Moreover today’s lifestyle habits such as smoking, drinking, a lack of exercise and an unhealthy diet are prone to cancer. The best diet should include variety of vegetables, fruits and whole grains for enhancing the quality and length of life. Altering a diet that includes consumption of beneficial phytochemical as nutraceuticals can influence the balance and availability of dietary chemo preventive agents. In chemo preventive approaches, foods containing chemicals that have anticancer properties can be supplemented in diet to prevent precancerous lesions from occurring. This necessitates further understanding of how phytochemicals can potently maintain healthy cells. In this study some of the phytochemicals which are proven to have anticancer activity are discussed as nutraceuticals.

    How to Cite this Article
    Vidyadhara Suryadevara, Vijetha Pendyala, B Sowjanyalakshmi. Role of Nutraceuticals in Cancer Treatment - An Overview. Inventi Impact: Nutraceuticals, 2017(1):1-5, 2017.
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