Dietary carotenoids and risk of colorectal cancer in a pooled analysis of 11 cohort studies.

  title={Dietary carotenoids and risk of colorectal cancer in a pooled analysis of 11 cohort studies.},
  author={Satu M{\"a}nnist{\"o} and Shiaw-Shyuan Yaun and David J. Hunter and Donna Spiegelman and Hans-olov Adami and Demetrius Albanes and Piet A van den Brandt and Julie E. Buring and James R. Cerhan and Graham A. Colditz and Jo L Freudenheim and Charles S. Fuchs and Edward L. Giovannucci and R Alexandra Goldbohm and Lisa J. Harnack and Michael F. Leitzmann and Marjorie L McCullough and Anthony B. Miller and Thomas Rohan and Arthur S Schatzkin and Jarmo R Virtamo and Walter C Willett and Alicja Wolk and Shumin M. Zhang and Stephanie A. Smith-Warner},
  journal={American journal of epidemiology},
  volume={165 3},
Dietary carotenoids have been hypothesized to protect against epithelial cancers. The authors analyzed the associations between intakes of specific carotenoids (alpha-carotene, beta-carotene, beta-cryptoxanthin, lutein + zeaxanthin, and lycopene) and risk of colorectal cancer using the primary data from 11 cohort studies carried out in North America and Europe. Carotenoid intakes were estimated from food frequency questionnaires administered at baseline in each study. During 6-20 years of… CONTINUE READING
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