Dietary total antioxidant capacity and colorectal cancer: a large case-control study in Italy.

@article{Vecchia2013DietaryTA,
  title={Dietary total antioxidant capacity and colorectal cancer: a large case-control study in Italy.},
  author={Carlo La La Vecchia and Adriano Decarli and Mauro Serafini and Maria Parpinel and Rino Bellocco and Carlotta Galeone and Cristina Bosetti and Antonella Zucchetto and Jerry Polesel and Pagona Lagiou and Eva Negri and Marta Rossi},
  journal={International journal of cancer},
  year={2013},
  volume={133 6},
  pages={1447-51}
}
A favorable role of fruit and vegetables on colorectal cancer risk has been related to the antioxidant properties of their components. We used data from an Italian case-control study including 1,953 patients with incident, histologically confirmed colorectal cancer (1,225 colon and 728 rectal cancers). Controls were 4,154 patients admitted to hospital for acute, non-neoplastic conditions. A reproducible and valid food frequency questionnaire was used to assess subjects' usual diet. Total… CONTINUE READING
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