The association of fat and other macronutrients with breast cancer : a case-control study from Greece.
The Greek diet is characterized by a high total fat but low saturated fat intake.
In a hospital-based case-control study of female breast cancer conducted in Athens (1989-91), 820 patients with confirmed cancer of the breast were compared with 795 orthopaedic patient controls and 753 hospital visitor controls, matched to the cases by age and interviewer.
Diet was ascertained through a semiquantitative food frequency questionnaire ; macronutrient intakes were estimated from the nutrient content of a selected typical portion size for each specified food item, summed for all items.
Logistic regression was used to analyse the data, controlling for demographic and reproductive risk factors for breast cancer as well as for total energy intake and mutual confounding influences among nutrients.
Mots-clés Pascal : Tumeur maligne, Glande mammaire, Etiologie, Facteur risque, Epidémiologie, Alimentation, Matière grasse, Macronutriment, Grèce, Europe, Homme, Glande mammaire pathologie
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Malignant tumor, Mammary gland, Etiology, Risk factor, Epidemiology, Feeding, Fat, Macronutrient, Greece, Europe, Human, Mammary gland diseases
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 95-0011553
Code Inist : 002B20E02. Création : 09/06/1995.