Dietary Impact in Association to Risk of Cancer and their Anticancer Immune Response

Dietary Impact on Cancer and Immune Response

  • Arslan Habib Lab of Molecular Immunology, School of Life Sciences, Fudan University, Shanghai, China
  • Zahid Hussain Department of Zoology, Division of Science & Technology, University of Education, Lahore, Pakistan
  • Malik ShahZaib Khalid Institute of Zoology, University of the Punjab, Lahore, Pakistan
  • Zeeshan Ashraf Department of Fisheries & Aquaculture, University of Veterinary and Animals Sciences, Lahore, Pakistan
  • Ghulam Jaffar Department of Wildlife & Ecology, University of Veterinary and Animals Sciences, Lahore, Pakistan
  • Aqsa Ashfaq Institute of Zoology, University of the Punjab, Lahore, Pakistan
  • Muhammad Awais Department of Zoology, Division of Science & Technology, University of Education, Lahore, Pakistan
  • Muhammad Talha Department of Zoology, Division of Science & Technology, University of Education, Lahore, Pakistan


The imbalance between modulation of the cell proliferation and apoptosis results in abnormal cell production which ultimately leads to the cancerous condition. During the 21st century, cancer is probably exceeded to infectious and other chronic diseases as the major cause of death in all countries. The increasing global prevalence ratio and a speedily rising population of cancer survivors focus on the ferocity of public health and economic challenges pretended this disease. This review summarizes the significant outcomes of dietary intake which can enhance the immune response and reduce the risk of cancer. The nutritional general mechanism of action to influence the immune function and the potential activity of anticancer immunotherapy are also studied. For several cancers immunotherapy has developed into standard treatment but considerably remains to be done to prolong the activity of its potential efficiency mainly to cancers that are unaffected within each indication. Although a higher consumption of plant foods like vegetables, fruits, legumes, nuts and whole grains has been suggested for cancer prevention, it has been undecided what is the prime amount of ingestion of these foods and whether particular subtypes are valuable. Several million premature mortalities can be prevented if a high intake of plant foods is adopted globally. Furthermore, for reducing the risk of different types of cancers and slow down their development many dietary products have been proven advantageous.

Keywords: Cancer, Immune system, Dietary items, Immunotherapy, Nutritional balance.

Keywords: Cancer, Immune system, Dietary items, Immunotherapy, Nutritional balance


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