Epidemiologic Approaches to the Study of Diet and Cancer

  • Graham A. Colditz
  • Walter C. Willett
Part of the Human Nutrition book series (HUNU, volume 7)


Laboratory workers have known for decades that tumor incidence in animals can be modified by nutritional manipulation (Tannenbaum, 1942). However, the potential importance of diet in the cause and prevention of cancer in human beings has received major attention only recently. This interest has, to a great extent, been stimulated by the large international differences in cancer incidence rates (Armstrong and Doll, 1975; Schrauzer et al., 1977).


Lung Cancer Coronary Heart Disease Dietary Intake Caloric Intake Food Frequency Questionnaire 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Graham A. Colditz
    • 1
  • Walter C. Willett
    • 1
  1. 1.Channing Laboratory, Department of Medicine, Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School, and Department of EpidemiologyHarvard School of Public HealthBostonUSA

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