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Diet and cancer: assessing the risk

Gill, Chris and Rowland, IR (2002) Diet and cancer: assessing the risk. BRITISH JOURNAL OF NUTRITION, 88 (Suppl.). S73-S87. [Journal article]

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DOI: 10.1079/BJN2002632


Globally, colorectal cancer (CRC) is a leading cause of mortality from malignant disease. Case-control and cohort studies provide strong support for a role of diet in the aetiology of CRC. However to establish causal relationships and to identify more precisely the dietary components involved, intervention studies in human subjects are required. Cancer is an impractical endpoint in terms of numbers, cost, study duration and ethical considerations. Consequently, intermediate biomarkers of the disease are required. This review aims to provide an overview of the intermediate endpoints available for the study of CRC, particularly non-invasive faecal biomarkers. Examples of their use in dietary intervention studies are given.

Item Type:Journal article
Faculties and Schools:Faculty of Life and Health Sciences
Faculty of Life and Health Sciences > School of Biomedical Sciences
Research Institutes and Groups:Biomedical Sciences Research Institute > Nutrition Innovation Centre for Food and Health (NICHE)
Biomedical Sciences Research Institute
ID Code:3751
Deposited By: Dr Chris Gill
Deposited On:17 Dec 2009 13:50
Last Modified:01 Nov 2011 11:17

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