Cancer is described as an anomaly of the cell's genetic material caused by a variety of factors, as well as the uncontrolled multiplication of these aberrant cells. Although cancer is caused by a variety of factors, including smoking, synthetic chemicals, water, and air pollution, combustion products, sunlight, ionizing radiation, and others, research indicates that carcinogenic substances derived from foods are one of the most important factors of cancer. Aside from the quantity of presence of these forms in food, the diet and food consumption habits of those exposed to them are also essential.

Based on the impacts of food and nutrition on cancer formation, the TÜBA Food and Nutrition Working Group was formed with the following goals and objectives:

  • To provide the society with the most accurate information about food and nutrition,
  • To provide qualified manpower to raise awareness on this issue,
  • To cooperate with the relevant institutions and organizations of national and international universities, public and non-governmental organizations on the subject,
  • To encourage the preparation of effective scientific research projects,
  • To organize workshops on metabolic diseases, including obesity, diabetes, arteriosclerosis,
  • Organizing symposiums and conferences on food and balanced nutrition,
  • To disseminate the use of science in this field and to provide nutrition education.

Prof. Kazim Şahin / Executive / TÜBA Full Member / Fırat University, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Department of Animal Science and Animal Nutrition
Prof. Reşat Apak / TÜBA Full Member / Istanbul University, Faculty of Engineering, Head of Analytical Chemistry Department
Prof. Hasan Hüseyin Atar / Ankara University, Faculty of Agriculture, Department of Fisheries Engineering
Prof. Ali Aydın / Istanbul University-Cerrahpaşa, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Department of Food/Food Hygiene and Technology
Prof. Zehra Büyüktuncer Demirel / Hacettepe University Faculty of Health Sciences Head of Nutrition Sciences Department
Prof. İrfan Erol / Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry
Prof. Muazzez Garipağaoğlu / Fenerbahçe University, Faculty of Health Sciences, Head of Nutrition and Dietetics Department
Prof. Fatih Gültekin / TÜBA Full Member / Health Sciences University, Head of Medical Biochemistry Department, Dean of International Faculty of Medicine
Prof. Ali Adnan Hayaloğlu / TÜBA Full Member / İnönü University, Faculty of Engineering, Department of Food Engineering
Prof. Tarkan Karakan / Gazi University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Gastroenterology
Prof. Fahrettin Keleştemur / TÜBA Full Member / Yeditepe University Hospitals Medical Coordinator
Prof. Hasan Yetim / Sabahattin Zaim University, Faculty of Engineering and Natural Sciences, Department of Food Engineering