Lung cancer is a worldwide public health problem that continues to be the leading cause of death in both males and females. While quitting smoking is a crucial component of a healthier lifestyle, other factors like diet and supplements may play a role in the onset of lung cancer. This research text aims to briefly trace the historical development of the theory connecting lung cancer risk and intakes of dietary and supplemental vitamin E. Reader-friendly and motivating, it identifies the variables that may confound the association of interest and proposes a theoretical model to guide specific research hypotheses and interventions on public health nutrition and lung cancer risk reduction. In conclusion, the author recommends that Integrated Behavior Model can be readily applied to look into the determinants of dietary modification and to investigate nutrition-related lung cancer prevention attitudes and beliefs.
About The Author
Dr. Widad Akreyi is a global health analyst, author and multi award-winning international humanitarian. She is a peer-reviewer for high profile medical journals. Known for the quality and thoroughness of her research, Widad holds a Master’s degree in genetics and a PhD in global health and cancer epidemiology.
Widad has been awarded the prestigious International Woman Harmony Award in 2018 for devoting her life to defending human rights, Pacem in Terris (Peace on Earth) Peace and Freedom Award in 2017 for her lifelong commitment to peace, justice and dignity for all, the Davenport Mayor Medal for her lifetime contribution to defending human rights, the 2014 International Pfeffer Peace Award for her worldwide efforts in support of peace and justice, and the 2013 Special Prize for bridging the gap between cultures.