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Fighting Cancer with Vitamins Minerals and Antioxidants


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Table of Contents

Foreword by Gabriel Kune, M.D.

Preface: Why Should You Read This Book?

1 Common Misconceptions about Cancer

2 The Real Facts about Cancer

3 Free Radicals, Inflammation, the Immune System, and Antioxidants

4 Mutagens and Carcinogens

5 Diagnostic Doses of Radiation and Cancer

6 Why Do Controversies Exist about Antioxidants in Cancer Prevention?

7 Proposed Micronutrients and Lifestyle Recommendations

8 Micronutrients in Combination with Radiation Therapy, Chemotherapy, and Experimental Therapies

9 Values of Recommended Daily Allowances (RDA)/ Dietary Reference Intakes (DRI)

Resources: Major Centers for Studies on Antioxidants and Cancer

Further Reading


About the Authors

About the Author

Kedar N. Prasad, Ph.D., is the chief scientific officer of the Premier Micronutrient Corporation, the former director of the Center for Vitamins and Cancer Research at the University of Colorado School of Medicine, and the former president of the International Society of Nutrition and Cancer. His son, K. Che Prasad, M.S., M.D., is director of microbiology and codirector of cytology at Marin Medical Laboratories. Both authors live in the San Francisco Bay area.


"I highly recommend this book if you want to get up to speed on the science of micronutrient supplementation without reading an academic tome. The authors provide reliable and current science with clarity and in easily digestible chunks. The layout in sections and subsections makes it easy to read, and the graphs and charts provide summaries that will help you make personal decisions about how supplementation can enhance your wellness program." * Joan Parisi Wilcox, Quantum Health, December 2011 *
"Dr. Prasad's book is a comprehensive and fascinating review of current cancer therapies and the controversies surrounding them. His extensive research has made him one of the leading and respected authorities in the field of antioxidant use during cancer treatment." * Jeanne Drisko, M.D., CNS, FACN, director of the program in Integrative Medicine, University of Kansa *
"A useful and well-organized antidote to the mass of irresponsible information about vitamins. I applaud Dr. Prasad for providing the public with a responsible presentation." * Frank L. Meyskens Jr., M.D., director of Chao Family Comprehensive Cancer Center, University of Cali *

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