Dietary compounds in relation to dietary diversity and human health.

Journal Article (Journal Article;Review)

The human diet contains numerous endocrine-active compounds that influence mammalian physiology. The effects of these dietary compounds may be mediated by interaction with well-characterized intracellular hormone receptors or by other effects on patterns of endogenous hormone production, metabolism, target tissue signaling, growth, or differentiation. Because humans evolved as omnivores, the spectrum of dietary compounds that can be tolerated at modest levels of intake without frank toxicity is broad. Modest intake of these diverse nonnutritive endocrine-active compounds offers potential human health benefits through modulation of metabolic and hormonal responses, especially in sedentary individuals consuming a highly refined diet.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Hughes, CL; Dhiman, TR

Published Date

  • 2002

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 5 / 2

Start / End Page

  • 51 - 68

PubMed ID

  • 12487752

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1096-620X

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1089/109662002760178131


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States