Diet and risk of seromucinous benign ovarian cysts

Francesca Chiaffarino, Fabio Parazzini, Matteo Surace, Guido Benzi, Vito Chiantera, Carlo La Vecchia

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Objective: To analyze the relation between selected dietary indicators and the risk of seromucinous benign ovarian cysts. Study design: We used data from a case-control study on risk factors for benign ovarian cysts conducted in Italy between 1984 and 1994. Cases included 225 women with a histologically confirmed diagnosis of benign seromucinous ovarian neoplasm dating back no more than 2 years. Controls were 450 women below the age of 65 years admitted for acute non-gynecological, non-hormonal, non-neoplastic conditions. Results: Women with seromucinous cysts reported more frequent consumption of beef and other red meat and cheese and less frequent consumption of green vegetables. The multivariate odds ratios (ORs) in highest versus less frequent consumption levels were 2.7 (95% confidence interval (CI) 1.8-4.3) for beef and other red meat, 0.6 (95% CI 0.3-0.9) for green vegetables and 1.4 (95% CI 1.0-2.2) for cheese. Conclusion: Seromucinous benign ovarian cysts are associated with beef and cheese consumption, whereas high intake of green vegetables seems to have a protective effect.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)196-200
Number of pages5
JournalEuropean Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Reproductive Biology
Volume110
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Oct 10 2003

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Ovarian Cysts
Diet
Cheese
Vegetables
Confidence Intervals
Ovarian Neoplasms
Italy
Case-Control Studies
Cysts
Odds Ratio
Red Meat

Keywords

  • Diet
  • Ovarian cysts
  • Risk factors

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Obstetrics and Gynaecology
  • Reproductive Medicine

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Diet and risk of seromucinous benign ovarian cysts. / Chiaffarino, Francesca; Parazzini, Fabio; Surace, Matteo; Benzi, Guido; Chiantera, Vito; La Vecchia, Carlo.

In: European Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Reproductive Biology, Vol. 110, No. 2, 10.10.2003, p. 196-200.

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Chiaffarino, Francesca ; Parazzini, Fabio ; Surace, Matteo ; Benzi, Guido ; Chiantera, Vito ; La Vecchia, Carlo. / Diet and risk of seromucinous benign ovarian cysts. In: European Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Reproductive Biology. 2003 ; Vol. 110, No. 2. pp. 196-200.
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