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Selected food intake and risk of vulvar cancer.
Cancer 1995; 76(11):2291-6C

Abstract

BACKGROUND

A case-control study was conducted to analyze the association between body mass, selected indicator food intake, and vulvar cancer risk.

METHODS

The patients included in this report were 125 women aged 80 years or younger with histologically confirmed diagnosis of invasive vulvar cancer who were admitted to a network of general and teaching hospitals in the greater Milan area. Control subjects were 541 patients admitted to teaching and general hospitals in Milan for acute conditions.

RESULTS

The risk of vulvar cancer was inversely related to green vegetable and carrot consumption, the corresponding multivariate relative risks for lowest versus highest levels of intake being 2.0 (95% confidence interval [CI], 1.2-3.4) and 1.4 (95% CI, 0.9-2.2). The trend in risk was significant for green vegetables. No consistent association emerged between milk, meat, liver, alcohol and coffee consumption and risk of vulvar cancer. In comparison with leaner women, the relative risks of vulvar cancer were 1.8, 1.9, 2.8, and 2.9 in progressively higher quintiles of the body mass index, and the trend in risk was significant.

CONCLUSIONS

These data indicate that the risk of vulvar cancer is related to a number of nutritional and dietary factors. This is of particular interest, because vulvar cancer is a relatively rare neoplasm, whose etiology is still poorly understood, and on which only a few epidemiologic studies have been conducted.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Istituto di Ricerche Farmacologiche Mario Negri, Milano, Italy.No affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Comparative Study
Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

8635034

Citation

Parazzini, F, et al. "Selected Food Intake and Risk of Vulvar Cancer." Cancer, vol. 76, no. 11, 1995, pp. 2291-6.
Parazzini F, Moroni S, Negri E, et al. Selected food intake and risk of vulvar cancer. Cancer. 1995;76(11):2291-6.
Parazzini, F., Moroni, S., Negri, E., La Vecchia, C., Dal Pino, D., & Cavalleri, E. (1995). Selected food intake and risk of vulvar cancer. Cancer, 76(11), pp. 2291-6.
Parazzini F, et al. Selected Food Intake and Risk of Vulvar Cancer. Cancer. 1995 Dec 1;76(11):2291-6. PubMed PMID: 8635034.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Selected food intake and risk of vulvar cancer. AU - Parazzini,F, AU - Moroni,S, AU - Negri,E, AU - La Vecchia,C, AU - Dal Pino,D, AU - Cavalleri,E, PY - 1995/12/1/pubmed PY - 1995/12/1/medline PY - 1995/12/1/entrez SP - 2291 EP - 6 JF - Cancer JO - Cancer VL - 76 IS - 11 N2 - BACKGROUND: A case-control study was conducted to analyze the association between body mass, selected indicator food intake, and vulvar cancer risk. METHODS: The patients included in this report were 125 women aged 80 years or younger with histologically confirmed diagnosis of invasive vulvar cancer who were admitted to a network of general and teaching hospitals in the greater Milan area. Control subjects were 541 patients admitted to teaching and general hospitals in Milan for acute conditions. RESULTS: The risk of vulvar cancer was inversely related to green vegetable and carrot consumption, the corresponding multivariate relative risks for lowest versus highest levels of intake being 2.0 (95% confidence interval [CI], 1.2-3.4) and 1.4 (95% CI, 0.9-2.2). The trend in risk was significant for green vegetables. No consistent association emerged between milk, meat, liver, alcohol and coffee consumption and risk of vulvar cancer. In comparison with leaner women, the relative risks of vulvar cancer were 1.8, 1.9, 2.8, and 2.9 in progressively higher quintiles of the body mass index, and the trend in risk was significant. CONCLUSIONS: These data indicate that the risk of vulvar cancer is related to a number of nutritional and dietary factors. This is of particular interest, because vulvar cancer is a relatively rare neoplasm, whose etiology is still poorly understood, and on which only a few epidemiologic studies have been conducted. SN - 0008-543X UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/8635034/Selected_food_intake_and_risk_of_vulvar_cancer_ L2 - http://www.diseaseinfosearch.org/result/7420 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -