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Chemopreventive Effect of Date Pit Extract

  • Mostafa I. Waly
  • Nejib Guizani
  • Ahmed Al Alawi
  • Mohammad Shafiur Rahman
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Abstract

Clinical studies have claimed in general to show a correlation between high consumption of phenolic antioxidants and reduced risks of certain types of cancer. The main antioxidant activity that has been associated with polyphenols is the ability to scavenge free radicals. Prevention of cancer may be accomplished through primary prevention, secondary prevention, or a combination of these approaches. The objective of primary prevention is to prohibit effective contact of a carcinogenic agent with a susceptible target in the human body, so that the sequence of events that culminates in the occurrence of clinical cancer does not begin or is aborted at the start. Primary prevention of cancer might be implemented by fortifying the human diet with an effective dietary chemoprevention, among this approach is the date pit extract.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Mostafa I. Waly
    • 1
  • Nejib Guizani
    • 1
  • Ahmed Al Alawi
    • 1
  • Mohammad Shafiur Rahman
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Food Science and NutritionCollege of Agricultural and Marine Sciences, Sultan Qaboos UniversityMuscatOman

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