Evidence exists that dietary fat may be a contributory factor in the development of hormone-related cancers such as ovarian cancer.
Previous studies have demonstrated significantly higher circulating-estrogen levels among nonvegetarian women than among vegetarian women ; the increase correlated directly with consumption of saturated fat.
However, the contribution that dietary fat plays in the development of hormone-related cancers remains unresolved.
Our purpose was to evaluate whether saturated fat intake increases the risk of ovarian cancer development.
Population-based sampling was used to acquire cases and controls over a 3-year period from the study area, which included the highly populated region surrounding the western end of Lake Ontario, Canada.
Mots-clés Pascal : Epithélioma, Ovaire, Facteur risque, Epidémiologie, Matière grasse, Acide gras saturé, Alimentation, Canada, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Homme, Tumeur maligne, Ovaire pathologie, Appareil génital femelle pathologie, Lipide
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Carcinoma, Ovary, Risk factor, Epidemiology, Fat, Saturated fatty acid, Feeding, Canada, North America, America, Human, Malignant tumor, Ovarian diseases, Female genital diseases, Lipids
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 95-0016241
Code Inist : 002B20C02. Création : 09/06/1995.