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Modification of antioxidant status and indices of free radi- cal damage in relation to cancer and heart disease. - AN0406

Low nutritional antioxidant status may increase the risk of developing cancer and coronary heart disease(CHD). This project will measure a range of indices of free radical damage to DNA and lipids in subjects at the upper and lower extremes of antioxidant status. Dietary modification with antioxidant supplements will be employed to change these indicators of free radical activity leading to formation of guidelines for dietary antioxidant intake.
1. To advance the understanding of the contribution of different nutritional factors to the risk of colon and breast cancer , and heart disease. 2. To produce guidelines on diet and disease based on experimental scientific evidence.
Time-Scale and Cost
From: 1992

To: 1994

Cost: £368,685
Contractor / Funded Organisations
Rowett Research Institute