Whole grain, dietary fiber, and incidence of endometrial cancer in a danish cohort study

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Whole grains and dietary fiber might be inversely associated with endometrial cancer risk through their effects on sex hormone metabolism and body fat. We investigated whether a higher intake of whole grains and dietary fiber was associated with a lower incidence of endometrial cancer in the Diet, Cancer and Health cohort of 29,875 women aged 50-64 years at enrollment in 1993-1997. Information on diet and lifestyle was derived from self-administered questionnaires. The incidence rate ratios and 95% confidence intervals were estimated based on a Cox proportional hazards model. Of the 24,418 women included as cohort members, 217 had a diagnosis of endometrial cancer. No clear associations were found between intake of whole grains or dietary fiber and the incidence of endometrial cancer.
OriginalsprogEngelsk
TidsskriftNutrition and Cancer
Vol/bind64
Nummer8
Sider (fra-til)1160-8
Antal sider9
ISSN0163-5581
DOI
StatusUdgivet - nov. 2012

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