Mediterranean diet and cancer risk.

  title={Mediterranean diet and cancer risk.},
  author={Silvano Gallus and Cristina Bosetti and Carlo La La Vecchia},
  journal={European journal of cancer prevention : the official journal of the European Cancer Prevention Organisation},
  volume={13 5},
Various aspects of the Mediterranean diet are considered favourable with regard to cancer risk. These aspects were analysed using data from a series of case-control studies conducted in northern Italy between 1983 and 2001 on over 12,000 cases of 20 cancer sites and 10,000 controls. For most epithelial cancers, the risk decreased with increasing vegetable and fruit consumption, with odds ratios (OR) between 0.3 and 0.7 for the highest versus the lowest tertile. Subjects reporting frequent red… CONTINUE READING


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