Dietary factors and the risk of epithelial ovarian cancer

C. La Vecchia, A. Decarli, E. Negri, F. Parazzini, A. Gentile, G. Cecchetti, M. Fasoli, S. Franceschi

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Dietary factors in the etiology of ovarian cancer were investigated with the use of data from a case-control study conducted in Northern Italy on 455 histologically confirmed epithelial carcinomas and 1,385 control subjects in the hospital for acute conditions unrelated to any of the known or potential risk factors for cancer of the ovary. Women with ovarian cancer reported significantly elevated frequency of consumption of meat [relative risk (RR) = 1.6 for ≥ 7 vs.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationJournal of the National Cancer Institute
Number of pages7
Publication statusPublished - 1987


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cancer Research
  • Oncology

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La Vecchia, C., Decarli, A., Negri, E., Parazzini, F., Gentile, A., Cecchetti, G., Fasoli, M., & Franceschi, S. (1987). Dietary factors and the risk of epithelial ovarian cancer. In Journal of the National Cancer Institute (4 ed., Vol. 79, pp. 663-669)