Diet and cancer of the colon and rectum: a case-control study.

  title={Diet and cancer of the colon and rectum: a case-control study.},
  author={John D. Potter and A J Mcmichael},
  journal={Journal of the National Cancer Institute},
  volume={76 4},
In 1979-81, 419 patients with incident cases of colon and rectal cancer and 732 controls were questioned regarding diet and alcohol. Cancer cases were a population-based series reported to the South Australian Central Cancer Registry, were 30-74 years of age, and were residing in Metropolitan Adelaide. Controls were selected from the electoral roll and individually age- and sex-matched to cancer cases. The most consistent risk factor for colorectal cancer was dietary protein, which was… CONTINUE READING
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