Role of dietary habits in the development of esophageal cancer in Assam, the north-eastern region of India.

@article{Phukan2001RoleOD,
  title={Role of dietary habits in the development of esophageal cancer in Assam, the north-eastern region of India.},
  author={Rup Kumar Phukan and C K Chetia and M Suhrab Ali and J. Mahanta},
  journal={Nutrition and cancer},
  year={2001},
  volume={39 2},
  pages={204-9}
}
The etiology of esophageal cancer remains largely unknown. In recent years, the role of dietary habits in the development of esophageal cancer has received much attention. Prevalence of esophageal cancer in Assam is highest among all the states of India. To identify the possible risk factors, a hospital-based case-control study was conducted with 502 cases and 1,004 controls. "Kalakhar," a unique and locally made food item, has emerged as a significant risk factor (odds ratio = 8.0, 95… CONTINUE READING

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