Last century was a time of enormous progress in human nutrition. Essential minerals, vitamins, amino acids, and fatty acids were identified, metabolic pathways were described, and the effect of genetic variants on metabolism was studied. Recent evidence has shown that the large majority of chronic disorders, such as cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and cancer can be prevented by modifications of nutritional and lifestyle habits. In 2007, 12.3 million new cancer cases and 7.6 million deaths from cancer worldwide were reported by the American Cancer Society (Garcia et al., 2007).
|Title of host publication||Bioactive Food Proteins and Peptides|
|Subtitle of host publication||Applications in Human Health|
|Number of pages||19|
|Publication status||Published - 2011 Jan 1|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Agricultural and Biological Sciences(all)