Dietary Fats, Lipids, Hormones, and Tumorigenesis

New Horizons in Basic Research

  • David Heber
  • David Kritchevsky

Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB, volume 399)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. David Kritchevsky
    Pages 1-12
  3. David Heber, Judith Ashley, Dilprit Bagga
    Pages 41-51
  4. E. Elstner, D. Heber, H. P. Koeffler
    Pages 53-70
  5. Charles E. Elson
    Pages 71-86
  6. Judith M. Ashley
    Pages 115-129
  7. Steven H. Zeisel
    Pages 131-141
  8. J. R. Hecht
    Pages 157-163
  9. Jianzhong Zhang, Vay Liang W. Go
    Pages 165-172
  10. Ian Yip, William Aronson, David Heber
    Pages 173-181
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 183-185

About this book


This book was inspired by a gatheringofscientists in Los Angeles in 1994 under the auspices of the UCLA Clinical Nutrition Research Unit which is funded by the National Cancer Institute to promote new research into nutrition and cancer prevention. This unit supports research integrating basic and metabolic/clinical investigations which examine observations from epidemiologic studies and their application to the prevention ofcommon forms ofcancer through nutritional intervention. There is a great deal ofinformation from epidemiologic, experimental and metabolic studies implicating elements ofthe diet as important in the development and progression of common forms ofcancer including breast cancer, colon cancer, prostate cancer, and uterine cancer. When these forms ofcancerareexaminedcarefully, it isclearthat they share anumber ofcommon etiologic factors related to dietary fat, lipids, and hormones. A human cancer is usually discovered at a point where it has formed a detectable mass. For many forms of cancer, this may require 10 to 15 years from the time when the cancer is first initiated. Nutritional efforts at prevention may delay the progression ofcancer to a detectable mass resulting in reduced incidence and may retard the clinical progression and metastatic spread ofcancer after its primary treatment.


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Editors and affiliations

  • David Heber
    • 1
  • David Kritchevsky
    • 2
  1. 1.University of California, Los AngelesPhiladelphiaUSA
  2. 2.The Wistar InstitutePhiladelphiaUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag US 1996
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4612-8450-5
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4613-1151-5
  • Series Print ISSN 0065-2598
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