Nutrition, Diet and Cancer

  • Sharmila Shankar
  • Rakesh K. Srivastava

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Ramamurthi Vidya Priyadarsini, Siddavaram Nagini
    Pages 1-21
  3. Sahdeo Prasad, Subash C. Gupta, Bharat B. Aggarwal
    Pages 23-48
  4. Laura M. Beaver, David E. Williams, Roderick H. Dashwood, Emily Ho
    Pages 49-81
  5. Sanjeev Banerjee, Mansi Parasramka, Fazlul H. Sarkar, Ramzi M. Mohammad
    Pages 83-107
  6. Vidushi S. Neergheen-Bhujun, K. S. Kang, O. I. Aruoma, T. Bahorun
    Pages 109-127
  7. Kristin Landis-Piwowar, Elizabeth Smerczak, Jian Zuo, Q. Ping Dou
    Pages 129-148
  8. Su-Ni Tang, Sharmila Shankar, Rakesh K. Srivastava
    Pages 149-167
  9. Jingwei Lu, Vincent J. Pompili, Hiranmoy Das
    Pages 169-184
  10. Sharmila Shankar, Brahma N. Singh, Rakesh K. Srivastava
    Pages 209-234
  11. Latha Sabikhi, Alok Jha, Sudhir Kumar Tomer, Ashish Kumar Singh
    Pages 235-253
  12. Bin Bao, Amir Ahmad, Azfar S Azmi, Zhiwei Wang, Sanjeev Banerjee, Fazlul H. Sarkar
    Pages 255-282
  13. M. Mura Assifi, Guido Eibl
    Pages 327-338
  14. C. M. Ajila, S. K. Brar
    Pages 377-412
  15. Sharmila Shankar, Rakesh K. Srivastava
    Pages 413-457
  16. Vikas Kumar, Ajit Kumar Thakur, Shyam Sunder Chatterjee
    Pages 459-491
  17. Vijay S. Thakur, Sanjay Gupta
    Pages 493-519

About this book

Introduction

Chemoprevention of cancer has been the focus of intensive research for more than two decades. Epidemiological evidence has shown a small, but significant association between fruit and vegetable intake and a reduction in cancer risk.  Diet may account for about thirty five percent of cancer. Large claims have been made for the effectiveness of particular diets in determining one's risk of developing cancer, ranging from protection against cancer initiation, progression and metastasis. A wide array of dietary components has been demonstrated to be as effective in fighting off cancer. Towards an increased understanding of the nutrition, excercise and diet in preventing cancer or inhibiting its progression has led to the discovery and development of novel and effective drugs that regulate intracellular signaling network in the body.  This information will be very useful to explore novel and highly effective chemopreventive strategies for reducing the health burden of cancer.

Hippocrates, who proclaimed 25 centuries ago, 'Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food'. They estimated that one third of all cancer cases could be prevented by a healthier diet; statements which are widely accepted in the scientific literature. This book covers the current state-of-the art knowledge on the impact of nutrition and diet with nutrigenetics, nutritional epigenomics, nutritional transcriptomics, proteomics, and metabolomics approach in cancer prevention and therapy.

Keywords

Cancer Diet Excersice Nutrition Proteomice

Editors and affiliations

  • Sharmila Shankar
    • 1
  • Rakesh K. Srivastava
    • 2
  1. 1., Pathology and Laboratory MedicineUniversity of Kansas Medical CenterKansas CityUSA
  2. 2., Pharmacology and ToxicologyUniversity of Kansas Medical CenterKansas CityUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-007-2923-0
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2012
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Biomedical and Life Sciences
  • Print ISBN 978-94-007-2922-3
  • Online ISBN 978-94-007-2923-0
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