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Physical Activity, Dietary Calorie Restriction, and Cancer

  • Anne McTiernan
  • This volume will provide overviews of the epidemiology of physical activity, obesity and cancer.

  • It will review the animal model data on dietary calorie restriction, exercise, and carcinogenesis.

  • It will present the human intervention studies that have tested exercise or dietary-induced weight loss on cancer biomarkers.

  • It will also review the studies of physical activity, weight control, and prognosis in individuals with cancer.


Part of the Energy Balance and Cancer book series (EBAC, volume 3)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Anne McTiernan, Linda Nebeling, Rachel Ballard-Barbash
    Pages 1-3
  3. Rebecca M. Speck, Kathryn H. Schmitz, I.-Min Lee, Anne McTiernan
    Pages 25-53
  4. Henry J. Thompson, Weiqin Jiang, Zongjian Zhu
    Pages 55-67
  5. Connie J. Rogers, Lisa H. Colbert, Susan N. Perkins, Stephen D. Hursting
    Pages 69-97
  6. Ikuyo Imayama, Caitlin Mason, Catherine Duggan
    Pages 99-142
  7. Kathryn H. Schmitz, Melinda L. Irwin, Rebecca M. Speck
    Pages 165-182
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 183-186

About this book


This book focuses on how obesity and sedentary lifestyles adversely affect cancer risk and survival for individuals as well as mechanisms that may underlie those associations. However, evidence is accumulating rapidly on the cost of obesity and sedentary lifestyles to society. For example, obesity is estimated to lead to costs of $147 billion in the US.6 While research on individual level interventions for weight loss and increasing physical activity have identified efficacious approaches, these changes in behavior are not maintained by many in the current environments in the US and worldwide that promote weight gain and inactivity. Research on environmental and policy approaches for addressing these problems at the societal level is needed7, 8 and is a major component of the President’s Report on Childhood Obesity released in April 2010. The epidemic of overweight and obesity and the increasing sedentary lifestyles will impact the magnitude and quality of the cancer problem globally. Increasing the knowledge of scientists, clinicians, and policy experts will aid in defining new prevention and treatment methods, to reduce the impact of energy balance on cancer, with the goal to eventually reduce the burden of cancer. Hopefully, this knowledge can be translated into incentives for the general public, persons at high risk, and cancer patients and survivors to increase physical activity, reduce excess weight, and maintain energy balance lifelong.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Anne McTiernan
    • 1
  1. 1.Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research CenterSeattleUSA

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Physical Activity, Dietary Calorie Restriction, and Cancer
  • Editors Anne McTiernan
  • Series Title Energy Balance and Cancer
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2011
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-1-4419-7550-8
  • Softcover ISBN 978-1-4614-2751-3
  • eBook ISBN 978-1-4419-7551-5
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages VIII, 186
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Cancer Research
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