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Diet and Nutrition

WALTER C. WILLETT

in Cancer Epidemiology and Prevention

Third edition

Published in print October 2006 | ISBN: 9780195149616
Published online September 2009 | e-ISBN: 9780199865062 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195149616.003.0021
Diet and Nutrition

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This chapter considers dietary factors that may be important in the cause and prevention of cancer. Topics covered include general approaches to the study of diet and cancer, measurement of diet in epidemiological studies, methodological issues in nutritional epidemiology, associations of diet with specific cancers, and prevention of cancer by dietary means.

Keywords: cancer risk; diet; epidemiological studies; nutrition

Chapter.  22246 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology

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