Carotenoids pp 269-286 | Cite as

Carotenoids and Cancer

  • Cheryl L. Rock
Part of the Carotenoids book series (CAROT, volume 5)


Cancer is a major cause of morbidity and mortality around the world, although patterns of cancer, like dietary patterns, are highly variable across regions and countries with different degrees of economic development [1]. Observed associations between dietary patterns and cancer mortality and morbidity have led to hypotheses about cause and effect relationships, which have subsequently been examined more specifically in laboratory studies of biological activities of dietary constituents, case-control and cohort studies within populations, and clinical trials. Food provides nutrients and numerous other bioactive compounds, many of which have been linked specifically to cellular and molecular events and activities that have been identified in the development and progression of cancer [2,3].


Cervical Cancer Human Papilloma Virus Lung Cancer Risk Prostate Cancer Risk Fruit Intake 


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  1. 1.Moores USCD Cancer CenterUniversity of California San DiegoLa JollaUSA

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