Long-term dietary cadmium intake and cancer incidence.

  title={Long-term dietary cadmium intake and cancer incidence.},
  author={Norie Sawada and Motoki Iwasaki and Manami Inoue and Ribeka Takachi and Shizuka Sasazuki and Taiki Yamaji and Taichi Shimazu and Yoko Endo and Shoichiro Tsugane},
  volume={23 3},
BACKGROUND Cadmium, a ubiquitous environmental pollutant, is classified as a carcinogenic substance. Several laboratory and epidemiologic studies of workers and subjects in polluted areas have suggested a positive association between cadmium exposure and risk of several cancers. However, data from general populations are sparse. We prospectively examined the association between cadmium exposure and incidence of cancer in a Japanese population with a relatively high dietary intake of cadmium… CONTINUE READING
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