Dietary glycemic load and hepatocellular carcinoma with or without chronic hepatitis infection.

@article{Rossi2009DietaryGL,
  title={Dietary glycemic load and hepatocellular carcinoma with or without chronic hepatitis infection.},
  author={Marleena Rossi and Loren Lipworth and Luigino Dal Maso and Renato Talamini and Mauizio Montella and Jerry Polesel and Joseph K. Mclaughlin and Maria Parpinel and Silvia Franceschi and Pagona Lagiou and Carlo La La Vecchia},
  journal={Annals of oncology : official journal of the European Society for Medical Oncology},
  year={2009},
  volume={20 10},
  pages={
          1736-40
        }
}
BACKGROUND Hepatitis B virus (HBV) and hepatitis C virus (HCV) are the major risk factors for hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). The association of diabetes mellitus with HCC suggests that dietary glycemic load (GL) may influence HCC risk. We have examined the association between dietary GL and HCC. PATIENTS AND METHODS We conducted a hospital-based case-control study in Italy in 1999-2002, including 185 HCC cases and 412 controls who answered a validated food frequency questionnaire and… CONTINUE READING
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