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Br J Cancer. 1999 May;80(3-4):591-7.

Foods, nutrients and prostate cancer: a case-control study in Uruguay.

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Department of Pathology, Instituto Nacional de OncologĂ­a, Montevideo, Uruguay.

Abstract

A case-control study of diet and prostate cancer was conducted in Montevideo, Uruguay involving 175 cases and 233 controls. When the highest quartile of intake was compared with the lowest, positive findings were obtained for red meat intake (OR 2.0, 95% CI 1.1-3.8), desserts (OR 1.8, 95% CI 0.9-3.3), total energy (OR 1.9, 95% CI 1.0-3.4) and total fat intake (OR 1.8, 95% CI 0.9-3.4). On the other hand, vegetables and fruits (OR 0.5, 95% CI 0.3-0.9), vitamin C (OR 0.4, 95% 0.2-0.8) and vitamin E (OR 0.6, 95% CI 0.3-1.1) were associated with reduced risks of prostate cancer. Possible mechanisms are discussed.

PMID:
10408871
PMCID:
PMC2362326
DOI:
10.1038/sj.bjc.6690396
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