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UICC World Cancer Congress 2006

Bridging the Gap: Transforming Knowledge into Action

July 8-12, 2006, Washington, DC, USA



Sunday, 9 July 2006 - 12:00 PM
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African Oil Bean Seed as an Essential Food Supplement in the Control of Cancer and Tobacco Related Diseases

John Ifeanyi Chidozie, BSc., MDcv., MFR, Biochemistry, University of Nigeria, Nsukka, 16 Upper Medical Store Road, Benin, Benin City, Nigeria

Objective: To create an awareness on the relevance of tropical seeds, fruits and herbs of african origin like the African Oil Bean Seed in the control and treatement of cancer and tobacco related diseases.

Methods: African Oil Bean Seed is processed into "Ugba" by the processing method of fermentation and cooking. It can also be roosted which increase the shelf life. Ugba is a food type common among the eastern people of nigeria. These processed form has resulted a higher thiamine level in this food supplement . Comparative studies of cancer risk and cancer levels was carried out between the the easterners who took fermented oil bean and those who did not Also an iprovement index was measured between cancer patients who ate ugba as a meal supplement and those who did not.

Results: The fermented form of the African Oil Bean Seed as a food supplement have greatly reduced the risk of cancer and some tobacco related diseases and Cancer patients who had rgular fermented oil bean seed as food supplements have shown marked improvements in regaining quality health


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