Diet, Nutrition, and Cancer Paperback – 3 Apr 1982
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Based on a thorough review of the scientific evidence, this book provides the most authoritative assessment yet of the relationship between dietary and nutritional factors and the incidence of cancer. It provides interim dietary guidelines that are likely to reduce the risk of cancer as well as ensure good nutrition.
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Committee on Diet, Nutrition, and Cancer, National Research Council
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The book is highly informative, highly readable, and it presents a no-nonsense summary of the facts. The authors, all physicians or scientists, draw exclusively on peer-reviewed scientific literature, and strive to present a balanced review of each topic. Where results of studies are inconsistent with those of other studies, they analyze what factors may have caused the differences, and whether the differences reflect uncertainty in scientific understanding or varied methodology. As these authors report, the research is clear on certain points: a diet high in calories is associated with increased cancer risk, as are diets high in fat or protein. Alcohol is a known carcinogen. Carbohydrates do not seem to be associated with either an increased or decreased cancer risk, while dietary fiber is known to lower cancer risk. Certain vitamins and minerals can also reduce cancer risk. When avoiding toxins, the consumer should keep in mind that cancer-causing chemicals are found not only in pesticide residues and additives, but can also be naturally occurring. Indeed, one of the most potent cancer-causing toxins found in the average diet is aflatoxin, a naturally occurring mycotoxin that can occur in carelessly processed peanut or corn products.