A case-control study in Shanghai of fruit and vegetable intake and endometrial cancer

M. H. Tao, W. H. Xu, W. Zheng, Y. T. Gao, Z. X. Ruan, J. R. Cheng, Y. B. Xiang, X. O. Shu

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Abstract

In a population-based case-control study of 832 incident endometrial cancer cases and 846 frequency-matched controls among Chinese women in Shanghai, using a validated food-frequency questionnaire, dietary habits were estimated by in-person interviews. Total vegetable consumption was inversely associated with endometrial cancer risk (highest quartile vs lowest: OR = 0.69, 95% CI 0,50-0.96). The risk was reduced with increasing intake of dark green/dark yellow vegetables (trend test, P = 0.02), fresh legumes (trend test, P < 0.01), and allium vegetables (trend test, P = 0.04). Fruit consumption was unrelated to risk. These results suggest that high consumption of certain vegetables may reduce the risk of endometrial cancer.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2059-2064
Number of pages6
JournalBritish Journal of Cancer
Volume92
Issue number11
DOIs
StatePublished - 6 Jun 2005

Keywords

  • Endometrial cancer
  • Fruit
  • Vegetables

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    Tao, M. H., Xu, W. H., Zheng, W., Gao, Y. T., Ruan, Z. X., Cheng, J. R., Xiang, Y. B., & Shu, X. O. (2005). A case-control study in Shanghai of fruit and vegetable intake and endometrial cancer. British Journal of Cancer, 92(11), 2059-2064. https://doi.org/10.1038/sj.bjc.6602609