Dietary Components Implicated in Carcinogenesis

The No Nonsense Teds Fat Melting

No Nonsense Method To Lose 40 Pounds

Get Instant Access

Procarcinogenic factors in the diet include sedentary lifestyle, excess energy intake and specific dietary substances. Energy intake is positively correlated with cancer risk and mortality [9]. Interestingly, elevated BMI, an indicator of obesity and therefore a surrogate for excess energy intake, does not seem to influence cancer risk, whereas actual energy expenditure and energy intake significantly influence risk [10]. Epidemiologic studies indicate that cancers of the gastrointestinal tract are amongst the most susceptible to modification by dietary factors [11]. The mechanisms of dietary carcinogenesis fall into several categories: direct DNA damage (e.g., nitrites), cytochrome activation or inhibition (e.g., alcohol), carcinogen activation (e.g., pickled/salted foods), direct cytotoxicity (e.g., mycotoxins), oxidative damage (e.g., saturated fats), alterations in physiology (e.g., rice, dietary fiber) and hormonal effects (e.g., phytoestrogens).

Was this article helpful?

0 0
Losing Weight Without Starving

Losing Weight Without Starving

Tired of Trying To Loose Weight And It Never Works or You Have To Starve Yourself Well Here's A Weight Loss Plan That takes Care of Your Weight Problem And You Can Still Eat. In This Book, You’ll Learn How To Lose Weight And Not Feel Hungry! In An Easy Step-By-Step Process That Enables You To Feel Good About Loosing Weight As Well As Feeling Good Because Your Stomach Is Still Full.

Get My Free Ebook

Post a comment