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Diet and uterine myomas.

Abstract

OBJECTIVE

To analyze the relation between selected dietary indicators and the risk of uterine myomas.

METHODS

We used data from a case-control study on risk factors for uterine myomas conducted in Italy between 1986 and 1997. Cases included 843 women with uterine myomas whose clinical diagnoses dated back no more than 2 years. Controls were 1557 women younger than age 55 who had not had hysterectomies and were admitted for acute nongynecologic, nonhormonal, nonneoplastic conditions.

RESULTS

Women with uterine myomas reported more frequent consumption of beef, other red meat, and ham and less frequent consumption of green vegetables, fruit, and fish. The multivariate odds ratios in the upper tertile were 1.7 for beef and other red meat (95% confidence interval [CI] 1.4, 2.2), 1.3 for ham (95% CI 1.0, 1.6), 0.5 for green vegetables (95% CI 0.4, 0.6), and 0.8 for fruit consumption (95% CI 0.6, 1.0).

CONCLUSION

Myoma is associated with beef and ham consumption, whereas high intake of green vegetables seems to have a protective effect.

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    Istituto di Ricerche Farmacologiche Mario Negri, Milan, Italy.

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    Obstetrics and gynecology 94:3 1999 Sep pg 395-8

    MeSH

    Adult
    Case-Control Studies
    Diet
    Female
    Humans
    Leiomyoma
    Middle Aged
    Risk Factors
    Uterine Neoplasms

    Pub Type(s)

    Journal Article

    Language

    eng

    PubMed ID

    10472866

    Citation

    Chiaffarino, F, et al. "Diet and Uterine Myomas." Obstetrics and Gynecology, vol. 94, no. 3, 1999, pp. 395-8.
    Chiaffarino F, Parazzini F, La Vecchia C, et al. Diet and uterine myomas. Obstet Gynecol. 1999;94(3):395-8.
    Chiaffarino, F., Parazzini, F., La Vecchia, C., Chatenoud, L., Di Cintio, E., & Marsico, S. (1999). Diet and uterine myomas. Obstetrics and Gynecology, 94(3), pp. 395-8.
    Chiaffarino F, et al. Diet and Uterine Myomas. Obstet Gynecol. 1999;94(3):395-8. PubMed PMID: 10472866.
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    TY - JOUR T1 - Diet and uterine myomas. AU - Chiaffarino,F, AU - Parazzini,F, AU - La Vecchia,C, AU - Chatenoud,L, AU - Di Cintio,E, AU - Marsico,S, PY - 1999/9/3/pubmed PY - 1999/9/3/medline PY - 1999/9/3/entrez SP - 395 EP - 8 JF - Obstetrics and gynecology JO - Obstet Gynecol VL - 94 IS - 3 N2 - OBJECTIVE: To analyze the relation between selected dietary indicators and the risk of uterine myomas. METHODS: We used data from a case-control study on risk factors for uterine myomas conducted in Italy between 1986 and 1997. Cases included 843 women with uterine myomas whose clinical diagnoses dated back no more than 2 years. Controls were 1557 women younger than age 55 who had not had hysterectomies and were admitted for acute nongynecologic, nonhormonal, nonneoplastic conditions. RESULTS: Women with uterine myomas reported more frequent consumption of beef, other red meat, and ham and less frequent consumption of green vegetables, fruit, and fish. The multivariate odds ratios in the upper tertile were 1.7 for beef and other red meat (95% confidence interval [CI] 1.4, 2.2), 1.3 for ham (95% CI 1.0, 1.6), 0.5 for green vegetables (95% CI 0.4, 0.6), and 0.8 for fruit consumption (95% CI 0.6, 1.0). CONCLUSION: Myoma is associated with beef and ham consumption, whereas high intake of green vegetables seems to have a protective effect. SN - 0029-7844 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/10472866/Diet_and_uterine_myomas_ L2 - https://linkinghub.elsevier.com/retrieve/pii/S0029-7844(99)80035-0 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -