Diet and risk of breast cancer: major findings from an Italian case-control study.

TitleDiet and risk of breast cancer: major findings from an Italian case-control study.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication1998
AuthorsFavero A, Parpinel M, Franceschi S
JournalBiomedicine & pharmacotherapy = Biomédecine & pharmacothérapie
Volume52
Issue3
Pagination109-15
Date Published1998
ISSN0753-3322
Keywords1, Adult, Aged, Animals, beta Carotene, Bread, Breast Neoplasms, Calcium, Cancer, Case-Control Studies, Cereals, diet, Dietary Sucrose, Europe, Female, Fishes, Humans, Italy, Life Style, Meat, Middle Aged, Plant Oils, Risk Factors, Swine, Vitamin E
Abstract

A large case-control study (2,569 women with breast cancer and 2,588 control women) carried out in Italy between 1991 and 1994 permits elucidation of breast cancer risk in relation to dietary patterns in a southern European population. Major findings include direct associations with the intake of bread and cereal dishes, sugar, and pork meat, and inverse associations with the intake of vegetable oils, raw vegetables, fish, beta-carotene, vitamin E, and calcium.

Alternate JournalBiomed. Pharmacother.
PubMed ID9755803
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