An Ounce of Hepatocellular prevention

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Expert Review of Gastroenterology & Hepatology
{2014 May;8(4):369-82}

The impact of diet and nutrition in the prevention
and progression of hepatocellular carcinoma.

Mandair D, Rossi RE, Pericleous M, Whyand T, Caplin M.
Centre for Gastroenterology, Royal Free Hospital, London.


“Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is the third leading cause
of cancer mortality worldwide. There is growing evidence
for a chemopreventive role of nutrition in the development
of HCC in at risk populations. Bibliographical searches were
performed in PubMed for the terms ‘nutrition and hepatocellular
carcinoma’, ‘nutrition and liver cancer’, ‘nutrition and
hepatic cancer’, ‘diet and hepatocellular carcinoma’, ‘diet
and liver cancer’. High dietary sugar intake should be
discouraged in at risk populations. Coffee, polyphenols,
vanadium, dietary fibre, fruits and vegetables show
encouraging results in terms of chemoprevention…There is
increasing evidence that diet may play an important role in
the development of HCC, and may also have a chemopreventive
role in at risk populations.”

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“We may never understand illnesses such as cancer. In
fact, we may never cure it. But an ounce of prevention
is worth more than a million pounds of cure.”
– David Agus

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