Fruit and vegetable intake and overall cancer risk in the European Prospective Investigation into Cancer and Nutrition (EPIC)

Paolo Boffetta, Elisabeth Couto, Janine Wichmann, Pietro Ferrari, Dimitrios Trichopoulos, H Bas Bueno-de-Mesquita, Fränzel J B van Duijnhoven, Frederike L Büchner, Tim Key, Heiner Boeing, Ute Nöthlings, Jakob Linseisen, Carlos A Gonzalez, Kim Overvad, Michael R S Nielsen, Anne Tjønneland, Anja Olsen, Françoise Clavel-Chapelon, Marie-Christine Boutron-Ruault, Sophie MoroisPagona Lagiou, Androniki Naska, Vassiliki Benetou, Rudolf Kaaks, Sabine Rohrmann, Salvatore Panico, Sabina Sieri, Paolo Vineis, Domenico Palli, Carla H van Gils, Petra H Peeters, Eiliv Lund, Magritt Brustad, Dagrun Engeset, José María Huerta, Laudina Rodríguez, Maria-José Sánchez, Miren Dorronsoro, Aurelio Barricarte, Göran Hallmans, Ingegerd Johansson, Jonas Manjer, Emily Sonestedt, Naomi E Allen, Sheila Bingham, Kay-Tee Khaw, Nadia Slimani, Mazda Jenab, Traci Mouw, Teresa Norat, Elio Riboli, Antonia Trichopoulou

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Abstract

It is widely believed that cancer can be prevented by high intake of fruits and vegetables. However, inconsistent results from many studies have not been able to conclusively establish an inverse association between fruit and vegetable intake and overall cancer risk.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)529-537
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of the National Cancer Institute
Volume102
Issue number8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 21 Apr 2010

Keywords

  • vegetables
  • odds ratio
  • questionnaires
  • humans
  • aged
  • europe
  • alcohol drinking
  • research design
  • risk assessment
  • registries
  • life style
  • neoplasms
  • prospective studies
  • risk factors
  • adult
  • incidence
  • middle aged
  • observer variation
  • food habits
  • fruit
  • female
  • male

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    Boffetta, P., Couto, E., Wichmann, J., Ferrari, P., Trichopoulos, D., Bueno-de-Mesquita, H. B., van Duijnhoven, F. J. B., Büchner, F. L., Key, T., Boeing, H., Nöthlings, U., Linseisen, J., Gonzalez, C. A., Overvad, K., Nielsen, M. R. S., Tjønneland, A., Olsen, A., Clavel-Chapelon, F., Boutron-Ruault, M-C., ... Trichopoulou, A. (2010). Fruit and vegetable intake and overall cancer risk in the European Prospective Investigation into Cancer and Nutrition (EPIC). Journal of the National Cancer Institute, 102(8), 529-537. https://doi.org/10.1093/jnci/djq072