From the reviews:"In this book, leading investigators present a crossdisciplinary (basic, translational, and clinical science) view of the current state of the science on the links between gastrointestinal malignancy and energy balance. ... aimed at epidemiologists, gastroenterologists, and oncologists as well as students and researchers interested in understanding the connection between obesity and GI cancers ... ." (Willem J. de Villiers, Doody's Review Service, July, 2012)
Preface.- Obesity and Gastrointestinal Cancers: Epidemiology.- Genetics of Colon Cancer Susceptibility.- Dietary Modulation of Colon Cancer: Effects on Intermediary Metabolism, Mucosal Cell Differentiation and Inflammation.- The ApcMin/+ Mouse Model to Study the Effects of Exercise on Gastrointestinal Malignancy.- Obesity and the Pathogenesis of Barrett's Esophagus.- Obesity and Pancreatic Cancer.- Obesity, Insulin Resistance Pathway Factors and Colon Cancer.- Ras/Raf and their Influence in Glycolysis in Colon Cancer.- Energy Balance and Other Modifiable Host Factors on Colorectal Cancer Prognosis.- Cyclooxygenase-2 and Chronic Inflammation: Drivers of Colorectal Tumorigenesis.- Index.