Diet and Oral Cancer

A Peer-Reviewed Publication Written by Jeff Burgess, DDS, MSD


The relationship between diet and oral cancer is complex and not fully understood at present. A number of foods and food products have been associated with the development of oral cancer and some foods, nutrients, and supplements have been linked to cancer prevention. This course briefly reviews some of the current nutrition science assessing relative risk and the prevention of oral cancer.

Learning Objectives:

At the conclusion of this educational activity participants will be able to:

1. Describe the foods that increase or decrease oral cancer risk.
2. Identify the supplements that may reduce oral cancer risk.
3. Identify the supplement suggested for cancer protection that does not have strong scientific support.

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