A protective effect of the Mediterranean diet for cutaneous melanoma.

@article{Fortes2008APE,
  title={A protective effect of the Mediterranean diet for cutaneous melanoma.},
  author={Cristina Fortes and Simona Mastroeni and Franco Melchi and Maria Antonietta Pilla and Gianluca Antonelli and Diana Camaioni and Massimo Alotto and Paolo Pasquini},
  journal={International journal of epidemiology},
  year={2008},
  volume={37 5},
  pages={
          1018-29
        }
}
BACKGROUND Many studies have investigated the Mediterranean diet as a risk factor for cancer, none of which has included cutaneous melanoma. The latter is usually fatal, rendering knowledge about prevention extremely important. We assessed the role of some food components of the Mediterranean diet and cutaneous melanoma. METHODS A hospital-based case-control study was conducted in the inpatient wards of IDI-San Carlo Rome, Italy including 304 incident cases of cutaneous melanoma and 305… CONTINUE READING

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