Nutrition and Cancer Prevention: From Molecular Mechanisms to Dietary Recommendations
Cancer is a major global public health problem. Among different
environmental and lifestyle factors contributing to cancer risk, diet is
a key one. On the one hand, obesity and increased consumption of red
and processed meat, ethanol, sugar and saturated fatty acids are
associated with increased cancer risk. On the other hand, consumption of
micronutrients such as vitamin D, selenium, zinc, folate and bioactive
compounds from fruits and vegetables is associated with decreased risk.
Written by an influential, international team of experts, this book presents and discusses current topics on nutrition and cancer prevention. It covers both nutritional influences on different cancers plus specific chapters on the commonly occurring cancers. Nutritional genomics-based studies show that some dietary components modulate carcinogenesis through complex cellular and molecular mechanisms. A better understanding of these different cellular and molecular mechanisms is needed to establish efficient dietary recommendations for cancer prevention. This book will provide such an understanding, serving as an important book for all those working in nutritional health, food science and cancer research.