In addition, increases in the dietary intake of certain bioactive food components
can ameliorate the severity of certain diseases, such as prebiotics in digestive disease and fish oils in inflammatory diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis.
The authors write that evidence-based medicine (EBM) is currently being misapplied to evaluate the relationship between nutrients and bioactive food components
with human health.
He says: "Overall, we are trying to understand the cellular and molecular mechanisms underlying the development of fat cells in the body, especially by bioactive food components
, with the goal to find therapeutic strategies for not only preventing chronic diseases such as obesity, cancer and heart disease, but promoting overall health.
Bioactive food components
have a wide range of chemical structures, of which many are found in plants.
From food science research will come insight into which bioactive food components
effect genetic changes and how.
Dietary fatty acids, phytoestrogens, alcohol, and lycopene are among the various bioactive food components
reported to influence androgen concentrations.
Classes of chemopreventive agents: anti-inflammatory agents, modulators of cancer-associated pathways, modulators of epidermal growth factor receptor signaling pathways, modulators of TGF-beta/Smad signaling pathway, modulators of nuclear-receptor superfamily, bioactive food components