The book deals briefly with the normal structure, functioning and biochemistry of the esophagus and with the histological and genetic changes accompanying the development of esophageal cancer in humans and animals. Factors implicated in causing esophageal cancer are described in relation to its very dramatic epidemiology.Table of Contents 1. Introduction: the problem, incidence, etiology. A working hypothesis2. Biology of the esophagus3. Esophageal carcinogenesis4. Epidemiology5. Chemicals carcinogenic for the esophagus: the nitrosamines6. Alcoholic beverages and tobacco7. Plant products: phenolics, tannins, tea8. Plant products: opium, silica, bracken, dihydrosafrole9. Molds and mycotoxins10. Dietry deficiencies: micronutrients, fresh plant food and protective factors11. Possible mechanisms involved in carcinogenesis.
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Titolo: Cancer of the Esophagus - Approaches to the Etiology
Editore: Cambridge University Press
Finitura: Copertina flessibile
Misure: 15x22 cm
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