Cancer and Energy Balance, Epidemiology and Overview

  • Nathan A.┬áBerger

Part of the Energy Balance and Cancer book series (EBAC, volume 2)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Rachel Ballard-Barbash, David Berrigan, Nancy Potischman, Emily Dowling
    Pages 1-44
  3. Wanghong Xu, Charles E. Matthews
    Pages 65-86
  4. Courtney Gray-McGuire, Indra Adrianto, Thuan Nguyen, Chee Paul Lin
    Pages 87-127
  5. Nora L. Nock, Nathan A. Berger
    Pages 129-179
  6. Fei Xue, Karin B. Michels
    Pages 181-199
  7. Leslie Bernstein, Yani Lu, Katherine D. Henderson
    Pages 201-217
  8. Donna Spruijt-Metz, Selena T. Nguyen-Rodriguez, Jaimie N. Davis
    Pages 233-266
  9. David Berrigan, Robin McKinnon, Genevieve Dunton, Lan Huang, Rachel Ballard-Barbash
    Pages 267-297
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 299-312

About this book


Energy Balance and Cancer, Epidemiology and Overview is the first in a series of monographs to address the multiple facets of the world wide pandemic of overweight and obesity and its relation to cancer. This volume, authored by leading experts in their perspective fields, provides a broad and comprehensive overview of the problem from the epidemiologic viewpoint with focus on both general and special populations as well as a description of potential molecular mechanisms and reviews of the latest studies of factors impacting the association of energy balance and cancer including the effects of genetics, caloric restriction, exercise, behavior and the built environment.

The collected chapters and the authors contributing to this initial volume represent a transdisciplinary approach to analyze and develop novel approaches to understand and solve what, up to now, is a globally refractory problem. The book is written to be understandable and informative to individuals from all concerned disciplines. It should serve to orient students, investigators, nutritionists, public health officials, community planners, clinicians and policy makers to the extent of the problem, its multiple dimensions and potential approaches for research and corrective interventions.


cancer epidemiological epidemiology epidemiology of obesity genetic epidemiology obesity

Editors and affiliations

  • Nathan A.┬áBerger
    • 1
  1. 1.School of Medicine, Center for Science, Health & SocietyCase Western Reserve UniversityClevelandUSA

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2010
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4419-5514-2
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4419-5515-9
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