CARCINOGENIC SUBSTANCES NATURRALLY OCCURING IN THE HUMAN DIET

  • Viorel T. Mogos
  • Carmen I. Dondoi
  • Daiana E. Bajko
Keywords: onconutrition, cycasin, pyrrolizidine alkaloids, large quantity of caffeine

Abstract

Oncogenesis is a result of the combined action of numerous factors peculiar to the body and the environment (the latter are more effective). Among dietary factors directly implied in the occurrence of malignant tumors we can mention: food additives, contaminated food, polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons, nitrosamines and some components which are naturally present in food. Moreover, food-related malignancies are a consequence of the increased consumption of fats, proteins, alcohol in parallel with decreases in the consumption of dietary fibers and some micronutrients. Carcinogenic substances naturally present in food are of a particular interest for both nutritionist’s and patient’s, usually not being perceived as being harmful.

Published
2018-03-15
How to Cite
Mogos, Viorel, Carmen Dondoi, and Daiana Bajko. 2018. “CARCINOGENIC SUBSTANCES NATURRALLY OCCURING IN THE HUMAN DIET”. Romanian Journal of Diabetes Nutrition and Metabolic Diseases 25 (1), 105-8. http://rjdnmd.org/index.php/RJDNMD/article/view/465.
Section
Review Articles