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STUDY OBJECTIVE To examine the relation between selected foods and acute myocardial infarction in women. DESIGN Case-control study conducted over five years. SETTING 30 Hospitals with coronary care units in northern Italy. SUBJECTS 287 Women who had had an acute myocardial infarction (median age 49, range 22-69 years) and 649 controls with acute(More)
The relation between various aspects of medical history, selected indicator foods and the risk of pancreatic cancer was analyzed in a hospital-based case-control study conducted in Northern Italy on 247 patients with cancer of the pancreas, and 1,089 controls in hospitals for acute, nonneoplastic or digestive conditions. There was a significant association(More)
The relation between cigarette smoking and risk of bladder cancer was analysed in a case-control study in Northern Italy of 337 cases of histologically confirmed invasive bladder cancer and 392 controls admitted to the same network of hospitals with acute, non-neoplastic, non-urological conditions. Compared with never-smokers, the multivariate relative risk(More)
The relation between reproductive and menstrual factors and the risk of colorectal cancer was investigated in a case-control study conducted in Northern Italy on 279 women with colon cancer, 153 with rectal cancer and 386 controls admitted to hospital for a wide spectrum of acute, nonneoplastic, nondigestive disorders. Compared with nulliparous women, the(More)
STUDY OBJECTIVE To examine the relationship between smoking and myocardial infarction in women. DESIGN Case-control study over 5 years. SETTING Cases were women admitted to 30 coronary care units in northern Italy. Controls were admitted to the same hospitals with other acute disorders. PARTICIPANTS These were 262 young and middle aged women with(More)
The relationship between consumption of fat in seasoning and risk of breast cancer was considered in a case-control study conducted in northern Italy of 2663 cases of breast cancer and 2344 controls admitted in the same network of hospitals with acute, non-neoplastic and non-gynaecological conditions. Subjective scores corresponding to three levels (low,(More)
We assessed prevalence and risk factors for human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection in 637 patients (506 men, 131 women; median age 30 years, range 17-64) attending between September 1988 and July 1989 for the first time two sexually transmitted disease (STD) clinics in Northern Italy, for suspected or STD treatment. A total of 44 subjects (6.9%, 95%(More)
A new HPLC method with fluorescence detection using pyridinium hydrobromide perbromide as a post-column derivatising agent has been developed to determine aflatoxin M1 in milk and cheese. The detection limits were 1 ng/kg for milk and 5 ng/kg for cheese. The calibration curve was linear from 0.001 to 0.1 ng injected. The method includes a preliminary(More)
In this study, the effect of dietary supplementation of organic selenium, vitamin E, and zinc on raw semen characteristics was evaluated. Ten stallions with normal fertility were divided into two groups: a control group (CG), in which standard diet was provided, and a treated group (TG), in which the standard diet was supplemented with 1500 mg of(More)
We evaluated the relation between smoking and myocardial infarction using data from a hospital-based case-control study conducted in Northern Italy on 262 young and middle-age women with acute myocardial infarction (median age: 49 years) and 519 controls (median age: 47 years), admitted for a series of acute conditions unrelated to any of the established or(More)