Dr. Mostafa I. Waly and Prof. Mohammad Shafiur Rahman from the Department of Food Science and Nutrition at the College of Agricultural & Marine Sciences at Sultan Qaboos University, co-edited a book titled “Bioactive Components, Diet and Medical Treatment in Cancer Prevention” released by Springer, New York recently. This book provides a basic understanding of cancer, its risk factors, preventive measures, and treatments currently available, as well as identifying the different dietary factors that might synergize with a sedentary lifestyle in the etiology of cancer, and its prevention measure.
The high rate of urbanization and a steady increase in per capita income has improved the socio-economic status of people all over the world. This has resulted in drastic changes in their lifestyle and food consumption patterns, where traditional foods are being replaced with more ready-made junk foods with few servings of fresh vegetables and fruits. It has been postulated that industrialization has caused change in food choice, dietary pattern modification and resulted in a sedentary lifestyle. In addition, contaminated foods with unsafe microbes and chemical hazards are increasing. All of these events have resulted in an increased risk of cancer, the leading cause of mortality and morbidity worldwide.
The book is structurally formatted into two sections: Bioactive components and cancer, covers antioxidants in foods including plants and components of the diet; and lifestyle, medicine and cancer, covers the risk factors and medical aspects of cancer. The editors are confident that the readers will find this book informative and enlightening. This book features an exciting content, which explores current topics in the field of cancer research.
The editors of the book are active in the research related to the prevention of cancer with bioactive components. Cancer and its prevention are now very hot topic and significant progress are being made in this area and lots of new knowledge is being developed. Considering these points Dr. Waly and Prof. Rahman believe that a new book could be compiled with the new developments. The contributing authors to this book were selected considering their expertise in their respective fields.