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  • The potential cancer preventative properties of sweetpotato anthocyanin-rich polyphenolic complex

    Asadi, Khalid (2006)

    Doctoral thesis
    The University of Auckland Library

    Whole document restricted but available by request, use the feedback form to request access. Anthocyanins are a widespread source of naturally occurring colorants distributed in fruits, vegetables, and beverages such as red wine. Anthocyanin-rich foods and preparations have been reported to reduce the risk of life-style related diseases, including reducing the risk of coronary heart disease, preventing some chronic inflammatory diseases, protecting against cancer and slowing the ageing process. SL222 sweetpotato, a purple-fleshed cultivar, accumulates high levels of anthocyanins in the storage-root. This project examines the chemopreventative properties of the SL222 sweetpotato in the C57BL/6J-APCMIN /+Apc (APCMIN ) mouse, a genetic model of colorectal cancer, and the potential underlying mechanisms both in tissue culture and in vivo.

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