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


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.