Abstract Title:

Phytochemicals in hepatocellular cancer prevention.

Abstract Source:

Nutr Cancer. 2009 ;61(6):789-91. PMID: 20155617

Abstract Author(s):

Hoyoku Nishino

Article Affiliation:

Kyoto Prefectural University of Medicine and Ritsumeikan University, Kamigyo-ku, Kyoto, Japan. cha-nishino@nifty.com


Since the incidence of liver cancer is increasing in the world, it is valuable to develop an effective method for its prevention. Various phytochemicals have been shown to suppress liver carcinogenesis in experimental studies. Using these phytochemicals, a clinical trial was conducted. Combination of carotenoids and myo-inositol was found to prevent hepatocellular carcinoma development in patients with chronic viral hepatitis and cirrhosis.

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