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Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology

Diet and Breast Cancer

Editors: American Institute for Cancer Research, Weisburger, Elizabeth K. (Eds.)

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The fourth annual American Institute for Cancer Research (AICR) conference on diet, nutrition and cancer was held at the L'Enfant Plaza Hotel in Washington, D. C. , September 2~3, 1993. In keeping with present concerns and in line with current trends, the theme was "Diet and Breast Cancer. " This proceedings volume is comprised of chapters from the platform presentations of the two day conference and abstracts from the poster session held at the end of the first day. Experimentally, there is sufficient evidence to support a relationship between dietary fat and the risk of breast cancer. A meta-analysis was provided by data from 114 experiments with over 10,000 animals, divided into groups fed ad libitum on diets with different levels or sources of fat, or different levels of energy restriction. This exercise suggested that linoleic acid was a major determinant of mammary tumor development but that other fatty acids also enhanced mammary tumor development in animals. However, as mentioned by several speakers, results from epidemiological studies often are conflicting, thus leading to confusion among both health professionals and the public. Surveys of specific populations which have migrated from countries with low breast cancer rates to those with higher rates are often some of the most compelling studies with respect to a high fat diet-breast cancer association. Nonetheless, various cohort and prospective studies, some quite large, did not appear to show a relationship between consumption of fat (any type) and breast cancer.

Table of contents (13 chapters)

Table of contents (13 chapters)
  • Dietary Fat and Breast Cancer: Controversy and Biological Plausibility

    Pages 1-10

    Rose, David P.

  • Dietary Fat Intake Reduction for Patients with Resected Breast Cancer

    Pages 11-23

    Chlebowski, Rowan T.

  • Dietary Fat Reduction as a Hypothesis for the Prevention of Postmenopausal Breast Cancer, and a Discussion of Hypothesis Testing Research Strategies

    Pages 25-33

    Prentice, Ross L.

  • Hormone Studies and the Diet and Breast Cancer Connection

    Pages 35-46

    Goldin, Barry R. (et al.)

  • Dietary Fat Effects on Animal Models of Breast Cancer

    Pages 47-58

    Cave, William T., Jr.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Diet and Breast Cancer
Editors
  • American Institute for Cancer Research
  • Elizabeth K. Weisburger
Series Title
Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
Series Volume
364
Copyright
1994
Publisher
Springer US
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media New York
eBook ISBN
978-1-4615-2510-3
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4615-2510-3
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4613-6068-1
Series ISSN
0065-2598
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 183
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