Is there a link between diet and Laryngeal cancer?

From: Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers and Prevention

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Participants/situation

  • 1,088 subjects hospitalised for acute non-neoplastic diseases unrelated to tobacco or alcohol consumption.

Study

  • 460 confirmed incidents of laryngeal cancers were reported in participants.
  • Dietary habits were investigated through a 78-item food frequency questionnaire.
  • Investigators examined this association using data from a case-control study carried out between 1992 and 2000.

Results

  • The vitamins and fibre dietary pattern was inversely associated with laryngeal cancer, whereas the animal products and the animal unsaturated fatty acids patterns were directly associated with it.
  • There was no significant association between the vegetable unsaturated fatty acids and the starch-rich patterns and laryngeal cancer risk.

Answer

  • Yes (with confidence)

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Editors Notes

  • Information obtained from participants referred to their diet in the 2 years before diagnosis. This presented issues with accurate recall on information.

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