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The European Prospective Investigation into Cancer and Nutrition (EPIC) is an ongoing multi-centre prospective cohort study designed to investigate the relationship between nutrition and cancer, with the potential for studying other diseases as well. The study currently includes 519 978 participants (366 521 women and 153 457 men, mostly aged 35-70 years)(More)
The widespread use of cellular telephones has generated concern about possible adverse health effects, particularly brain tumors. In this population-based case-control study carried out in three regions of Germany, all incident cases of glioma and meningioma among patients aged 30-69 years were ascertained during 2000-2003. Controls matched on age, gender,(More)
We investigated the role of diet in the etiology of renal cell cancer (RCC) in a multi-center, population-based case-control study conducted in Australia, Denmark, Sweden and the United States, using a shared protocol. A total of 1,185 incident histopathologically confirmed cases (698 men, 487 women) and 1,526 controls (915 men, 611 women) frequency-matched(More)
The 'European Investigation into Cancer and Nutrition (EPIC)' represents one of the main scientific activities of the EU program 'Europe against Cancer' and is a large-scale cohort study on diet and chronic diseases, especially cancer, with approximately 475,000 study participants. The German contribution amounted to 53,000 study participants recruited(More)
It is still under debate whether occupational exposure to radio frequency/microwave electromagnetic fields (RF/MW-EMF) contributes to the development of brain tumors. This analysis examined the role of occupational RF/MW-EMF exposure in the risk of glioma and meningioma. A population-based, case-control study including 381 meningioma cases, 366 glioma(More)
BACKGROUND For use in the German part of the European Prospective Investigation into Cancer and Nutrition (EPIC) a self-administered, optically readable food frequency questionnaire (FFQ) was developed to assess individuals' usual food and nutrient intake over the past year. The food list comprised 158 food items for which the typical portion size, the(More)
The only known risk factor for sporadic acoustic neuroma is high-dose ionising radiation. Environmental exposures, such as radiofrequency electromagnetic fields and noise are under discussion, as well as an association with allergic diseases. We performed a population-based case-control study in Germany investigating these risk factors in 97 cases with(More)
STUDY OBJECTIVE The aim of the study was to assess the affect of inhaled pollutants on lung cancer risk. DESIGN The study was a retrospective case-control survey of lung cancer deaths over a six year period (1980-1985). Information on occupation, smoking habits, and residency was collected from next of kin. Classification of exposure to community air(More)