Diet and cancer prevention

Citation
P. Greenwald et al., Diet and cancer prevention, EUR J CANC, 37(8), 2001, pp. 948-965
Citations number
202
Language
INGLESE
art.tipo
Review
Categorie Soggetti
Oncology,"Onconogenesis & Cancer Research
Journal title
EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF CANCER
ISSN journal
0959-8049 → ACNP
Volume
37
Issue
8
Year of publication
2001
Pages
948 - 965
Database
ISI
SICI code
0959-8049(200105)37:8<948:DACP>2.0.ZU;2-H
Abstract
Research from several sources provides strong evidence that vegetables, fru its, and whole grains, dietary fibre, certain micronutrients. some fatty ac ids and physical activity protect against some cancers. In contrast, other factors, such as obesity, alcohol, some fatty acids and food preparation me thods may increase risks. Unravelling the multitude of plausible mechanisms for the effects of dietary factors on cancer risk will likely necessitate that nutrition research moves beyond traditional epidemiological and metabo lic studies. Nutritional sciences must build on recent advances in molecula r biology and genetics to move the discipline from being largely 'observati onal' to focusing on 'cause and effect'. Such basic research is fundamental to cancer prevention strategies that incorporate effective dietary interve ntions for target populations. Crown Copyright (C) 2001 Published by Elsevi er Science Ltd. hll rights reserved.