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Role of Dietary Carotenoids as Anti-Cancer Agents (1994)


Role of Dietary Carotenoids as Anti-Cancer Agents

Key words:

oxygen radicals

Research Institution:

Keele University


United Kingdom


T.G. Truscott

Project Description:

Dr. Truscott investigated the efficiency by which various carotenoids quench oxygen radicals and whether the efficiency is dependent on the molecular environment. The major role of carotenoids in cancer prevention is that of quenching oxygen radicals (superoxide and peroxyl radicals). Dr. Truscott aimed to identify the most effective and useful forms of carotenoids for cancer prevention.

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