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Health implications of natural non-nutrient antioxidants (polyphenols); bioavailability and colon carcinogenesis.

Objective

Colon cancer kills approximately 75000 Europeans per year and even a modest reduction would significantly benefit the EU both socially and financially. Many studies show an effect of naturally-occurring dietary plant polyphones (non- nutrient antioxidants) on carcinogenesis.
There are large differences in consumption of amount and type of polyphenols between North and South with lower risks associated with the Mediterranean diet. We will obtain urgently-needed data to permit a risk-benefit analysis of the significance of dietary polyphenols in the modulation of colon cancer, and whether there might be justification for dietary modification, the production of supplements and novel foods.

Funding Scheme

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts

Coordinator

INSTITUTE OF FOOD RESEARCH
Address
Norwich Research Park, Colney
NR4 7UA Norwich
United Kingdom

Participants (11)

INSTITUT NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE AGRONOMIQUE
France
Address
Place Pierre Viala 2
34060 Montpellier
MARS UK LTD.
United Kingdom
Address
3D Dundee Road
SL1 4JX Slough
SOCIÉTÉ FRANÇAISE DE DISTILLERIES UNION DE COOPÉRATIVES AGRICOLES
France
Address
47
07150 Vallon Pont D'arc
TECHNICAL RESEARCH CENTRE OF FINLAND
Finland
Address
Tietotie 2
02044 Espoo
UNILEVER UK CENTRAL RESOURCES LTD
United Kingdom
Address
Unilever House, Blackfriars
EC4P 4BQ London
UNIVERSITA' DEGLI STUDI DI SIENA
Italy
Address
Via Banchi Di Sotto 55
Siena
UNIVERSITE CLAUDE BERNARD LYON 1
France
Address
Boulevard Du 11 Novembre 1918, 43 Upresa Cnrs 5013
69622 Villeurbanne
UNIVERSITY OF FLORENCE
Italy
Address
Piazza San Marco 4
50121 Firenze
UNIVERSITY OF SALAMANCA
Spain
Address
Patio De Escuelas 1
37008 Salamanca
UNIVERSITY OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY OF LILLE
France
Address
Cnrs Ura 351 C 6
59655 Villeneuve-d'ascq
University of Surrey
United Kingdom
Address

GU2 5XH Guildford