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Fish consumption and risk of gastro-intestinal cancers: a meta-analysis of cohort studies.

Generous consumption of fish may decrease gastrointestinal cancer risk.

This study evaluated the association between fish consumption and the incidence of gastrointestinal cancer. Researchers meticulously reviewed data obtained from 42 published studies that examined 2325040 subjects and 24115 gastrointestinal cance

Researchers observed a low prevalence of gastrointestinal cancer among subjects who regularly consumed large servings of fish. Increased consumption of fish decreased the likelihood of developing cancers of the esophagus, colon, rectum, and liver. Additional intake of extra 20g of fish per day was found to lower gastrointestinal cancer risk by 2% in this study. The findings of this review support the hypothesis that eating large amounts of fish may help to prevent the development of gastrointestinal cancer in individuals .

Research Summary Information

  • 2014
  • Yu XF, Zou J, Dong J.
  • Xiao-Feng Yu, Jian Zou, Jie Dong, Department of Gastroenterology, Huadong Hospital, Fudan University, Shanghai 200040, China.
  • Yes, Free full text of study was found:
  • Yes. Source of funding disclosure found
  • Supported by National Natural Science Foundation of China, No. 81101617
  • No. Potential conflicts disclosure not found

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