There is strong evidence that breast cancer risk is influenced by environmental factors, and animal experiments and human ecological data suggest that increased dietary fat intake increases the incidence of the disease.
Epidemiological evidence on the relationship of dietary fat to breast cancer from cohort and case control studies has however been inconsistent.
To examine the available evidence we have carried out a meta-anaylsis to summarise quantitatively the large published literature on dietary fat in the aetiology of breast cancer.
After assembling all of the published case control and cohort studies, we extracted the relative risk in each study that compared the highest to the lowest level of intake.
We then calculated a summary relative risk for all studies.
Mots-clés Pascal : Tumeur maligne, Glande mammaire, Régime alimentaire, Matière grasse, Facteur risque, Métaanalyse, Epidémiologie, Homme, Glande mammaire pathologie
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Malignant tumor, Mammary gland, Diet, Fat, Risk factor, Metaanalysis, Epidemiology, Human, Mammary gland diseases
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Code Inist : 002B20E02. Création : 199406.