Methodological Issues in the Investigation of Diet and Cancer in Humans

  • Elio Riboli
Part of the ESO Monographs book series (ESO MONOGRAPHS)

Abstract

Interest in the relation between diet and cancer has grown in recent years from the points of view of both scientific research and public health action.

Keywords

Cholesterol Zinc Carbohydrate Leukemia Radium 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Elio Riboli
    • 1
  1. 1.Unit of Analytical EpidemiologyInternational Agency for Research on CancerLyon CédexFrance

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