Category Archives: Detoxification

Detoxification Enzyme Systems

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Can Broccoli Protect the Liver?

Non-alcoholic liver disease is a condition that is pathologically identical to alcoholic fatty liver disease. Both of these diseases have a similar aetiology, although non-alcoholic fatty liver disease results from an overconsumption of fructose, whereas alcoholic fatty liver disease results … Continue reading

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How Do Plant Foods Prevent Cancer?

arcinogenesis is an incredibly complex process and the exact aetiology is not fully understood. Mainstream medicine has failed to make any progress at reducing cancer rates because the paradigm adopted by the pharmaceutical companies is one that seeks maximum profit … Continue reading

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Glutathione S-Transferase Genotype and Vitamin C Plasma Levels

Glutathione S-transferases are a family of phase 2 detoxification enzymes that play an important role in the metabolism of endogenous and exogenous compounds. Compounds that can be metabolised by the GST enzyme family include carcinogens, environmental toxins and reactive oxygen … Continue reading

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Detoxification of xenochemicals and toxins is vital for optimal health. There are a myriad of ways that this is achieved, but the primary mechanism involves biotransformation reactions performed by drug metabolising enzymes (DME). The detoxification process is split into an … Continue reading

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