Science Cafe – Dietary Nutrients In Cancer Prevention


Date(s) - 06/11/2013
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Abingdon Public Library 2510 Tollgate Road


Dietary Nutrients In Cancer Prevention


The human diet contains of a mixture of minerals, vitamins, and other nutrients. Many dietary nutrients have been recognized as prevention strategies against human diseases, especially cancer and inflammation. This list includes essential nutrients, such as the mineral selenium, as well as non-essential but commonly consumed plant compounds, such as flavonoids or polyphenols.

The internet and advertisements are full of claims about the next wonder drug or dietary supplement that we should be consuming. Interestingly, the mechanisms for many so-called ‘natural remedies’ are difficult to decipher, which is why basic research continues to be so urgently needed.

Our presenter will discuss several popular nutrients, including the red wine polyphenol Resveratrol, Sulforaphane from cruciferous vegetables, and the mineral Selenium, and their actions in health and disease.

Dr. Peko Tsuji, Towson University, and former NIH researcher
Assistant Professor at Towson University
Dr. Tsuji holds a bachelor’s degree in zoology, master’s degrees in biology, marine biology and public health, and a Ph.D. in biomedical science. She also completed a four-year postdoctoral fellowship in cancer prevention and molecular carcinogenesis, at the National Institutes of Health



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