Could a specific dietary intake be a risk factor for cutaneous melanoma?

Clarissa B. Hohmann, Renan R. Bonamigo, Majoriê M. Segatto, Manuela M Costa, Simona Mastroeni, Cristina Fortes

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The incidence of cutaneous melanoma (CM) has increased in the last decade. Some risk factors are well known, but there are other possible risk factors being studied, such as those involving nutrition. The objective of this case-control study was to assess the association between diet and CM. Classical risk factors, dietary intake, and body mass index were assessed. Binary logistic regression was used to study the association between dietary intake and the risk for CM. Classical risk factors associated with CM were confirmed. The findings suggest that some foods rich in vitamins A and D and phytochemicals may be related to CM.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)421-5
Number of pages5
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2016


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