Increasing Knowledge on the Nutritional and Health Benefits of Beans and Cowpeas as Related to Reducing the Incidences of Cancers and Chronic Diseases
Michigan State University
University of West Indies (Jamaica)
Maria Jackson and Sharon Hooper (Jamaica); Kathleen Barrett (US)
1. Evaluate the efficacy of navy beans to inhibit colon cancer in an obese-diabetic model of colon cancer. 2. Evaluating anti-cancer constituents for beans in Jamaica. 3. Continue the prostate cancer case-control study. 4. Determine if the anti-colon cancer properties associated with eating black beans is contained in an alcohol extract of the beans and if so, do oligosaccharides contribute to the anti-cancer activity.