The relation between meal frequency and the risk of colorectal cancer was investigated in a case-control study conducted in North Italy on 889 cases of colon cancer, 581 cases of rectal cancer, and 2475 controls admitted to hospital for acute, nonneoplastic, or digestive disorders.
As compared to individuals who reported 2 or fewer meals per day, the multivariate colon cancer odds ratios were 1.7[95% confidence interval (95% CI),1.5-2.1]for 3, and 1.9(95% confidence interval (95% CI, 1.1-3.3) for 4 meals or more.
Corresponding rectal cancer odds ratios were 1.4(95% CI, 1.1-1.7) for 3, and 1.9 (95% CI, 1.1-3.5) for 4 meals or more.
Mots-clés Pascal : Epidémiologie, Fréquence, Repas, Alimentation, Coutume alimentaire, Facteur risque, Homme, Italie, Europe, Appareil digestif pathologie, Tumeur maligne, Côlon, Rectum
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Epidemiology, Frequency, Meal, Feeding, Food habit, Risk factor, Human, Italy, Europe, Digestive diseases, Malignant tumor, Colon, Rectum
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