Nutrition and cancer: background and rationale of the European Prospective Investigation into Cancer and Nutrition (EPIC).

@article{Riboli1992NutritionAC,
  title={Nutrition and cancer: background and rationale of the European Prospective Investigation into Cancer and Nutrition (EPIC).},
  author={Elio Riboli},
  journal={Annals of oncology : official journal of the European Society for Medical Oncology},
  year={1992},
  volume={3 10},
  pages={783-91}
}
  • Elio Riboli
  • Published 1992 in
    Annals of oncology : official journal of the…
The development of epidemiological research on diet and cancer during the last decades is discussed. Apart from some consistent data on the protection against several cancers conferred by a diet rich in fruits and vegetables, the results provided by retrospective case-control studies on diet and cancer remain contradictory on many important issues, and primarily on the relation between diet and breast cancer. The rationale is presented for setting up large prospective cohort studies combining… CONTINUE READING
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