Energy Balance and Cancer

Physical Activity, Dietary Calorie Restriction, and Cancer

Editors: McTiernan, Anne (Ed.)

  • Provides overviews of the epidemiology of physical inactivity, obesity and cancer
  • Reviews the animal model data on dietary calorie restriction, exercise, and carcinogenesis
  • Presents human intervention studies that have tested exercise or dietary-induced weight loss on cancer biomarkers
  • Reviews the studies of physical activity, weight control, and prognosis in individuals with cancer
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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.

Table of contents (8 chapters)

  • Introduction

    McTiernan, Anne (et al.)

    Pages 1-3

  • Epidemiology of Overweight/Obesity and Cancer Risk

    Renehan, Andrew G.

    Pages 5-23

  • Epidemiology of Physical Activity and Cancer Risk

    Speck, Rebecca M. (et al.)

    Pages 25-53

  • Energetics and Cancer: Exploring a Road Less Traveled

    Thompson, Henry J. (et al.)

    Pages 55-67

  • Calorie Restriction, Exercise, and Colon Cancer Prevention: A Mechanistic Perspective

    Rogers, Connie J. (et al.)

    Pages 69-97

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Physical Activity, Dietary Calorie Restriction, and Cancer
Editors
  • Anne McTiernan
Series Title
Energy Balance and Cancer
Series Volume
3
Copyright
2011
Publisher
Springer-Verlag New York
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media, LLC
eBook ISBN
978-1-4419-7551-5
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4419-7551-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4419-7550-8
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4614-2751-3
Series ISSN
2199-2622
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VIII, 186
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