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Biomedical Sciences - Cancer Research | Dietary Omega-3 Polyunsaturated Fatty Acids and Cancer

Dietary Omega-3 Polyunsaturated Fatty Acids and Cancer

Series: Diet and Cancer, Vol. 1

Calviello, Gabriella, Serini, Simona (Eds.)

2010, XX, 241p.

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  • Offers the latest information on the possible benefits of w-3 PUFAs in cancer
  • Distinguishes the results obtained of in vitro, preclinical and clinical studies
  • Details the effects reported for different kinds of human cancers
  • Covers discrepancies among epidemiologic studies

Dietary Omega-3 Polyunsaturated Fatty Acids and Cancer provides all the latest information on the possible benefits of omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs) against a wide series of cancers.

Several influential scientists in this field have contributed to make this book an unique one amongst the others published so far in this field. The chapters give detailed information about the results obtained in this field through experimental studies conducted on both animals and cultured cells, as well as through human intervention trials and epidemiological observational studies. This book represents an important tool for researchers working in nutrition and oncology, since it collects all the knowledge about omega-3 PUFAs and cancer, even the most recent, in a single publication. For the first time controversies among the different studies are also covered with great details in this book.

The book makes physicians able to clearly understand on a scientific basis if their oncologic patients or patients at risk of cancer could actually benefit from a diet enriched in omega-3 PUFAs or from a dietary supplementation with these fatty acids. The book represents also a good resource for ordinary individuals as well as cancer patients to learn more about omega-3 PUFAs and understand how these dietary components may effect cancer growth.

Content Level » Research

Keywords » Colon - Dietary - amines - cancer - intervention - nutrition - prevention

Related subjects » Cancer Research - Food Science & Nutrition - Oncology & Hematology

Table of contents 

INTRODUCTION: w-3 PUFAs, WHY DO WE SPEAK ABOUT THEM?; Gabriella Calviello G. and Simona Serini 1. POSSIBLE MECHANISMS OF w-3 PUFA ANTI-TUMOR ACTION; Michael B. Sawyer and Catherine J. Field 2. w-3 PUFAs AND COLON CANCER a) w-3 PUFAs and colon cancer : epidemiological studies; Yasumi Kimura b) w-3 PUFAs and colon cancer: experimental studies and human interventional trials; Simona Serini S., Elisabetta Piccioni and Gabriella Calviello 3. w-3 PUFAs AND HORMONE RELATED CANCERS (BREAST AND PROSTATE a) w-3 PUFAs and breast cancer: epidemiological studies; Paul D. Terry and Pamela J. Mink b) w-3 PUFAs and prostate cancer: epidemiological studies; Pierre Astorg c) w-3 PUFAs: Interventional trials for the prevention and treatment of breast and prostate cancer; I.M. Berquin, I.J. Edwards, J.T. O’Flaherty and Y.Q. Chen d) w-3 PUFAs, breast and prostate cancer: experimental studies; Iris J Edwards, Isabelle M Berquin, Yong Q Chen and Joseph T O’Flaherty 4. w-3 PUFAs AND OTHER CANCERS; Kyu Lim and Tong Wu 5. THE INFLUENCE OF w-3 PUFAs ON CHEMO- OR RADIATION THERAPY FOR CANCER; W. Elaine Hardman. 6. w-3 PUFAs AND CACHEXIA; Michael J. Tisdale

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