Allium vegetables intake and endometrial cancer risk

Carlotta Galeone, Claudio Pelucchi, Luigino Dal Maso, Eva Negri, Maurizio Montella, Antonella Zucchetto, Renato Talamini, Carlo La Vecchia

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Objective: The potential role of allium vegetables on endometrial cancer risk has been scarcely investigated and the results of previous Chinese studies are not easily applicable to Western populations. Therefore, we evaluated the relationship between onion and garlic intake and endometrial cancer, using data from an Italian case-control study. Setting: We analysed data from a multi-centre case-control study of 454 endometrial cancer cases and 908 controls, admitted to the same hospitals for a wide spectrum of acute, non-neoplastic conditions. Information was collected by trained interviewers using a validated and reproducible FFQ. Multivariate odds ratios and 95 % confidence intervals were obtained after allowance for recognized confounding factors. Results: Compared with non-users, the OR of endometrial cancer for successive categories of onion intake were 0.94 (95 % CI 0.72, 1.21) for

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1576-1579
Number of pages4
JournalPublic Health Nutrition
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2009


  • Allium vegetables
  • Diet
  • Endometrial cancer
  • Garlic
  • Onion
  • Risk factors

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine (miscellaneous)
  • Nutrition and Dietetics
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health


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