School of Life Science, Devi Ahilya University, Indore (M.P.), India
*Corresponding Author: Naveen Dhingra, School of Life Science, Devi Ahilya University, Takshashila Campus, Khandwa Road, Indore-452001 (M.P.), India.
Received: June 06, 2017; Published: June 26, 2017
Citation: Naveen Dhingra. “Role of Phytochemicals in the Prevention of Breast Cancer”. Acta Scientific Nutritional Health 1.2 (2018).
Worldwide, breast cancer is the most common cancer in females and is the leading cause of deaths in women. Statistically 30 % of all cancer in developed countries are diet related, breast cancer being no exception. Number of epidemiological and clinical studies strongly supported the association between nutrition and development of cancer, including breast. Lack of physical activity, alcohol consumption, obesity is some of the risk factors responsible for increasing the risk of breast cancer. It has been reported that consumption of fruits, nuts, vegetables etc. appear to be protective against breast cancer. Different mechanisms have been proposed behind the protective role of these dietary components. Phytochemicals or secondary metabolites present in these diets are majorly responsible for their protective action. These phytochemicals may be protective in action, by acting against oxidative stress, DNA damage or by blocking cancer pathways [1,2].
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