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Seasonal variation in intake of carotenoids and vegetables and fruits among white men in New Jersey.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  3799494     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
In a population-based case-control study of lung cancer among New Jersey men, usual adult consumption of many vegetables and fruits was included in the interview to assess the protective potential of carotenoids. With data from 900 controls the percentage of New Jersey white men who eat specific vegetables and fruits primarily in certain seasons, the relative importance of in-season and out-of-season consumption, and the median length of season were determined. Although first asking whether a food item was consumed all-year-round or primarily in certain seasons and then asking for the appropriate frequency of consumption facilitated the interview, obtaining out-of-season frequency of consumption and length of season was not necessary. Substituting 0 for reported out-of-season frequencies and 3 mo for reported season lengths reduced slightly the observed associations between diet and lung cancer risk but did not modify the overall pattern noted. Carotenoid intake in winter-fall was estimated to be about two-thirds that in summer-spring.
R G Ziegler; H B Wilcox; T J Mason; J S Bill; P W Virgo
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The American journal of clinical nutrition     Volume:  45     ISSN:  0002-9165     ISO Abbreviation:  Am. J. Clin. Nutr.     Publication Date:  1987 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1987-02-05     Completed Date:  1987-02-05     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0376027     Medline TA:  Am J Clin Nutr     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  107-14     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Aged, 80 and over
Carotenoids / administration & dosage*
European Continental Ancestry Group
Lung Neoplasms / epidemiology
Middle Aged
New Jersey
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