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Dual role of organosulfur compounds in foods: a review.

Research paper by Saura C SC Sahu

Indexed on: 08 May '03Published on: 08 May '03Published in: Journal of environmental science and health. Part C, Environmental carcinogenesis & ecotoxicology reviews



Abstract

Organosulfur compounds present in natural food are generally considered as beneficial for health because of their antioxidant and anticarcinogenic properties. This has led to their excessive and long-term consumption. However, there is also evidence that these compounds demonstrate toxicity and adverse health effects suggesting their potential dual biological roles. Thus, they can act as double-edged biological swords.