The dogmas of nutrition and cancer: Time for a second (and maybe third) look

Ralph W deVere White, Robert M. Hackman, Joel Kugelmass

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Abstract

In many peer-reviewed articles, the assertion that 30-40% of cancers can be prevented with a healthy lifestyle and appropriate dietary measures has become axiomatic. The information often is derived from an expert panel's opinion as opposed to hypothesis-driven research. Unquestionably, the single most effective and validated cancer prevention measure is to not smoke, or if one does, to cease. However, obesity avoidance reduces the risk of heart disease and diabetes and probably some cancers. While for some Americans the consumption of an unhealthy diet is by choice, for many it is driven by financial constraints and the search for calories of any kind. Regrettably, beyond that, there is little compelling evidence on how diet can be used to prevent cancer.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationAnnals of the New York Academy of Sciences
Pages118-125
Number of pages8
Volume1190
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 2010

Publication series

NameAnnals of the New York Academy of Sciences
Volume1190
ISSN (Print)00778923
ISSN (Electronic)17496632

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Nutrition
Medical problems
Smoke
Neoplasms
Diet
Expert Testimony
Heart Diseases
Obesity
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Keywords

  • Cancer prevention
  • Dietary guidelines
  • Food access
  • Healthy living
  • Nutrition
  • Smoking

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)

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deVere White, R. W., Hackman, R. M., & Kugelmass, J. (2010). The dogmas of nutrition and cancer: Time for a second (and maybe third) look. In Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences (Vol. 1190, pp. 118-125). (Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences; Vol. 1190). https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1749-6632.2009.05271.x

The dogmas of nutrition and cancer : Time for a second (and maybe third) look. / deVere White, Ralph W; Hackman, Robert M.; Kugelmass, Joel.

Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences. Vol. 1190 2010. p. 118-125 (Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences; Vol. 1190).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

deVere White, RW, Hackman, RM & Kugelmass, J 2010, The dogmas of nutrition and cancer: Time for a second (and maybe third) look. in Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences. vol. 1190, Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences, vol. 1190, pp. 118-125. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1749-6632.2009.05271.x
deVere White RW, Hackman RM, Kugelmass J. The dogmas of nutrition and cancer: Time for a second (and maybe third) look. In Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences. Vol. 1190. 2010. p. 118-125. (Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences). https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1749-6632.2009.05271.x
deVere White, Ralph W ; Hackman, Robert M. ; Kugelmass, Joel. / The dogmas of nutrition and cancer : Time for a second (and maybe third) look. Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences. Vol. 1190 2010. pp. 118-125 (Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences).
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