Nutrition, Diet and Cancer

Editors: Shankar, Sharmila, Srivastava, Rakesh K. (Eds.)

  • Provides a comprehensive understanding of nutrition, diet, exercise and cancer
  • Chapters contributed by leaders in the field
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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.

Table of contents (24 chapters)

  • Aberrant Signaling Pathways in Cancer: Modulation by the Dietary Flavonoid, Quercetin

    Priyadarsini, Ramamurthi Vidya (et al.)

    Pages 1-21

  • Micronutrients and Cancer: Add Spice to Your Life

    Prasad, Sahdeo (et al.)

    Pages 23-48

  • Chemoprevention of Prostate Cancer with Cruciferous Vegetables: Role of Epigenetics

    Beaver, Laura M. (et al.)

    Pages 49-81

  • Molecular Insight and Preclinical Perspective of Thymoquinone as Chemopreventive Agent and Therapeutic Adjunct in Cancer

    Banerjee, Sanjeev (et al.)

    Pages 83-107

  • Dietary Biofactors in the Management of Cancer: Myth or Reality?

    Neergheen-Bhujun, Vidushi S. (et al.)

    Pages 109-127

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eBook $189.00
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Hardcover $249.99
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  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $199.99
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  • ISBN 978-94-017-8296-8
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Nutrition, Diet and Cancer
Editors
  • Sharmila Shankar
  • Rakesh K. Srivastava
Copyright
2012
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-94-007-2923-0
DOI
10.1007/978-94-007-2923-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-94-007-2922-3
Softcover ISBN
978-94-017-8296-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 628
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