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Does pizza protect against cancer?
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  12949808     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
We analyzed the potential role of pizza on cancer risk, using data from an integrated network of case-control studies conducted in Italy between 1991 and 2000. Cancer sites were: oral cavity and pharynx (598 cases), esophagus (304 cases), larynx (460 cases), colon (1,225 cases) and rectum (728 cases). Controls were 4,999 patients admitted for acute, non-neoplastic conditions to the same hospital network as cases. Odds ratios for regular pizza consumers were 0.66 (95% confidence interval, CI = 0.47-0.93) for oral and pharyngeal cancer, 0.41 (95% CI = 0.25-0.69) for oesophageal, 0.82 (95% CI = 0.56-1.19) for laryngeal, 0.74 (95% CI = 0.61-0.89) for colon and 0.93 (95% CI = 0.75-1.17) for rectal cancer. Pizza appears therefore to be a favorable indicator of risk for digestive tract neoplasms in this population.
Silvano Gallus; Cristina Bosetti; Eva Negri; Renato Talamini; Maurizio Montella; Ettore Conti; Silvia Franceschi; Carlo La Vecchia
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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:  107     ISSN:  0020-7136     ISO Abbreviation:  Int. J. Cancer     Publication Date:  2003 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2003-09-01     Completed Date:  2003-10-21     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:  283-4     Citation Subset:  IM    
Copyright Information:
Copyright 2003 Wiley-Liss, Inc.
Istituto di Ricerche Farmacologiche Mario Negri, Milan, Italy.
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MeSH Terms
Case-Control Studies
Digestive System Neoplasms / epidemiology,  etiology,  prevention & control*
Italy / epidemiology
Odds Ratio
Risk Factors

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