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It is one of the most important public health problems of the modern-day world and is the second most causative agent of death after cardiovascular diseases. In the US alone, cancer accounts for nearly 23% of the total deaths. It is estimated that by the year 2020, 15 million new cancer cases will be identified and around 12 million of them will be losing their lives due to the disease. In India, it is estimated that around 2.25 million people are suffering from cancer (9.81% men and 9.42% women).
Research in the past has reported that more than 30% of the patients have deficiencies to dietary fiber, proteins and minerals coupled with imperfect absorption of iron, folic acid and calcium. This deficiency can be overcome by consuming gluten free foods and processed gluten free products which contain good sources of lipids, sugars and fats.