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Nigerian foodstuffs with prostate cancer chemopreventive polyphenols

Overview of attention for article published in Infectious Agents and Cancer, September 2011
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Title
Nigerian foodstuffs with prostate cancer chemopreventive polyphenols
Published in
Infectious Agents and Cancer, September 2011
DOI 10.1186/1750-9378-6-s2-s9
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Sunday Eneojo Atawodi

Abstract

Dietary polyphenols are antioxidants that can scavenge biological free radicals, and chemoprevent diseases with biological oxidation as their main etiological factor. In this paper, we review our laboratory data vis-ὰ-vis available literature on prostate cancer chemopreventive substances in Nigerian foodstuffs. Dacryodes edulis fruit, Moringa oleifera and Syzygium aromaticum contained prostate active polyphenols like ellagic acid, gallate, methylgallate, catechol, kaempferol quercetin and their derivatives. Also Canarium schweinfurthii Engl oil contained ten phenolic compounds and lignans, namely; catechol, p-hydroxybenzaldehyde, dihydroxyphenylacetic acid, tyrosol, p-hydroxybenzoic acid, dihydroxybenzoic acid, vanillic acid, phloretic acid, pinoresinol, secoisolariciresinol. In addition, tomatoes (Lycopersicon esculentum Mill) which contains the powerful antioxidant and anti-prostate cancer agent, lycopene; cabbage (Brassica oleracea) containing indole-3-carbinol; citrus fruits containing pectin; Soursop (Annona muricata) containing annonaceous acetogenins; soya beans (Glycine max) containing isoflavones; chilli pepper (Capsicum annuum) containing capsaicin, and green tea (Camellia sinensis) containing (-) epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG), (-) epicatechin, (-) epicatechin-3-gallate and (-) epigallocatechin -3-gallate which are widely reported to posses prostate cancer chemopreventive compounds are also grown in Nigeria and other African countries. Thus, the high incidence of prostate cancer among males of African extraction can be dramatically reduced, and the age of onset drastically increased, if the population at risk consumes the right kinds of foods in the right proportion, beginning early in life, especially as prostate cancer has a latency period of about 50 years.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Portugal 1 1%
South Africa 1 1%
Nigeria 1 1%
Japan 1 1%
United States 1 1%
Unknown 81 94%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 13 15%
Researcher 12 14%
Student > Master 9 10%
Student > Bachelor 8 9%
Lecturer 7 8%
Other 18 21%
Unknown 19 22%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 16 19%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 14 16%
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutical Science 11 13%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 8 9%
Chemistry 7 8%
Other 11 13%
Unknown 19 22%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 16. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 06 September 2019.
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#1,824,743
of 21,328,399 outputs
Outputs from Infectious Agents and Cancer
#28
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#10,126
of 133,075 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Infectious Agents and Cancer
#2
of 11 outputs
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