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Curr Opin Lipidol. 2001 Feb;12(1):5-10.

Dietary fats and cancer.

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Wageningen Centre for Food Sciences, Nutrition and Health Programme, and Wageningen University, Division of Human Nutrition and Epidemiology, Wageningen, The Netherlands.


The present review addresses the evidence for a possible link between dietary fat and cancer. International comparisons suggest that a high-fat diet may increase cancer risk, and this hypothesis is supported by animal experiments. However, epidemiological studies within populations show little or inconsistent associations. Taken together, the available evidence for a relation between dietary fat and cancer is weak.

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