Nutrient dietary patterns and the risk of breast and ovarian cancers.

  title={Nutrient dietary patterns and the risk of breast and ovarian cancers.},
  author={Valeria Edefonti and Adriano Decarli and Carlo La La Vecchia and Cristina Bosetti and Giorgia Randi and Silvia Franceschi and Luigino Dal Maso and Monica Ferraroni},
  journal={International journal of cancer},
  volume={122 3},
The issue of diet and breast and ovarian cancers has been considered in terms of foods and nutrients, but rarely in terms of dietary patterns. We examined the associations between dietary patterns and breast and ovarian cancers in 2 Italian multicentric case-control studies. Cases were 2,569 breast cancers and 1,031 ovarian cancers hospitalized in 4 Italian areas between 1991 and 1999. Controls were 3,413 women from the same hospital network. Dietary habits were investigated through a validated… CONTINUE READING
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