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Diet, living conditions and nasopharyngeal carcinoma in Tunisia--a case-control study.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  2394508     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
We conducted a case-control study of nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC) in Tunisia, on diet, dietary patterns and life style, the characteristics of which had been defined by an anthropological study. Eighty incident cases, diagnosed in Tunisia between November 1986 and November 1987, were each matched for sex, age and place of residence to 2 controls. The subjects were asked for dietary data referring to the year preceding the diagnosis of NPC and, with help of their families, during childhood and after weaning. After adjustment for an empirical living conditions score, the following food items were found to be associated with an increased risk for NPC: preserved spiced meat (quaddid), basic stewing preparation (mixture of red and black pepper, garlic, oil, caraway and coriander), and harissa (red pepper, olive oil, garlic, caraway, salt) taken with bread as a snack during childhood and youth. Moreover, subjects who had been directly weaned from mother's milk on to an adult diet were found to be at higher risk for NPC.
D Jeannel; A Hubert; F de Vathaire; R Ellouz; M Camoun; M Ben Salem; H Sancho-Garnier; G de-Thé
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  International journal of cancer. Journal international du cancer     Volume:  46     ISSN:  0020-7136     ISO Abbreviation:  Int. J. Cancer     Publication Date:  1990 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1990-10-09     Completed Date:  1990-10-09     Revised Date:  2007-07-24    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0042124     Medline TA:  Int J Cancer     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  421-5     Citation Subset:  IM    
Unité de Recherche en Epidémiologie des Cancers, INSERM U287, Institut Gustave Roussy, Villejuif, France.
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MeSH Terms
Case-Control Studies
Data Collection
Life Style*
Middle Aged
Nasopharyngeal Neoplasms / epidemiology*
Risk Factors

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