[Nutrition and oropharyngeal cancer]
SourceNederlands Tijdschrift voor Tandheelkunde, 115, 10, (2008), pp. 558-62
Article / Letter to editor
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Epidemiology, Biostatistics & HTA
Nederlands Tijdschrift voor Tandheelkunde
SubjectNCEBP 1: Molecular epidemiology; ONCOL 1: Hereditary cancer and cancer-related syndromes; ONCOL 3: Translational research; ONCOL 5: Aetiology, screening and detection; UMCN 1.2: Molecular diagnosis, prognosis and monitoring
The conclusion of a recent systematic review of the literature on the relation between nutrition, physical activity and cancer is that more than 30% of all cases of cancer can be prevented by improving nutrition and increasing physical activity. In The Netherlands, 1 out of 100 men and 1 out of 160 women develop oropharyngeal cancer. The major risk factors are smoking tobacco and excessive alcohol consumption. According to the systematic review of the literature, a substantial consumption of vegetables and fruit can reduce the risk of this type of cancer.
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