Lunasin: A novel seed peptide with cancer preventive properties

Chia Chien Hsieh, Blanca Hernández-Ledesma, Ben O. de Lumen

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Last century was a time of enormous progress in human nutrition. Essential minerals, vitamins, amino acids, and fatty acids were identified, metabolic pathways were described, and the effect of genetic variants on metabolism was studied. Recent evidence has shown that the large majority of chronic disorders, such as cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and cancer can be prevented by modifications of nutritional and lifestyle habits. In 2007, 12.3 million new cancer cases and 7.6 million deaths from cancer worldwide were reported by the American Cancer Society (Garcia et al., 2007).

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationBioactive Food Proteins and Peptides
Subtitle of host publicationApplications in Human Health
PublisherCRC Press
Number of pages19
ISBN (Electronic)9781420093179
ISBN (Print)9781138198999
Publication statusPublished - 2011 Jan 1
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Engineering
  • General Agricultural and Biological Sciences


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