• Lucian MIRON “Grigore T. Popa” University of Medicine and Pharmacy Iasi


Cancer has gradually become one of the most important pathologies associated with both significant physical or psychological suffering and important financial costs that put a strain on economy. Identifying cancer risk factors is a constant goal of many epidemiological studies and recent data indicates that lifestyle is a major contributor to the general increase in cancer incidence. Currently, diet, obesity and the lack of physical exercise are believed to be responsible for at least 35% of all human cancers. In under-developed countries, a diet that lacks certain nutrients and vitamins, together with improper conditions for food storage and other discrepancies between food requirements and daily intake are the main mechanisms responsible for diet-related cancer. In developed countries, high-fat, sugary diet, food additives and obesity are believed to increase cancer risk.

Author Biography

Lucian MIRON, “Grigore T. Popa” University of Medicine and Pharmacy Iasi

Professor of Oncology


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