The anticancer and antiobesity effects of Mediterranean diet.

Auteur(s) :
Kwan HY., Chao X., Su T., Fu X., Tse AK., Fong WF., Yu ZL.
Date :
Jan, 2017
Source(s) :
Critical reviews in food science and nutrition. #57:1 p82-94
Adresse :
Centre for Cancer and Inflammation Research, School of Chinese Medicine, Hong Kong Baptist University , Kowloon Tong , Hong Kong , China. hykwan@hkbu.edu

Sommaire de l'article

Cancers have been the leading cause of death worldwide and the prevalence of obesity is also increasing in these few decades. Interestingly, there is a direct association between cancer and obesity. Each year, more than 90,000 cancer deaths are caused by obesity or overweight. The dietary pattern in Crete, referred as the traditional Mediterranean diet, is believed to confer Crete people the low mortality rates from cancers. Nevertheless, the antiobesity effect of the Mediterranean diet is less studied. Given the causal relationship between obesity and cancer, the antiobesity effect of traditional Mediterranean diet might contribute to its anticancer effects. In this regard, we will critically review the anticancer and antiobesity effects of this diet and its dietary factors. The possible mechanisms underlying these effects will also be discussed.

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