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Metabolic, Dietary and Environmental Factors in Head and Neck Cancer (1993)

Title:

Metabolic, Dietary and Environmental Factors in Head and Neck Cancer

Key words:

metabolism, detoxifying enzymes, lymphocytes

Research Institution:

University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center

Location:

Texas

Researcher:

Zoltan Trizna

Project Description:

Dr. Trizna studied the ability of the body to metabolize carcinogens, both ingested and inhaled, and their effects on the tumors and surrounding tissues of the head and neck. He investigated the effects of dietary intake of antioxidants on metabolism in the head and neck by examining various markers including the relative activity rates of several detoxifying enzymes and levels of blood lymphocytes in this area of the body.

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