Since when it has been demonstrated that vitamin C played an important role as an inhibitor of the formation of carcinogenic compounds of alkyl-oxide, studies have been directed toward identifying substances that may inhibit the development of cancerous tumors. These substances interfere with one or more stages of tumor formation (carcinogenesis).
A pioneering work conducted by Wattenberg, 1971, identify enzymes that metabolize hydrocarbons that can cause cancer, such as the benzopyrene, in existing insecticides (product of the inappropriate production of the grilled food).
Enzymes are activated when we eat cruciferous vegetables such as kale, cabbage, turnips, broccoli and cauliflower. The enzymes are also activated by flavones. Some are natural – tangeretina and nobiletina – and other synthetic – beta-naphthoflavone. When placing beta-naphthoflavone in the diet of guinea pigs, there is the almost complete inhibition of pulmonary adenoma formation, which proves that this flavone is a potent activator…
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