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Lung cancer risk and red meat consumption among Iowa women.

Women who consistently consume large servings of red meat are highly vulnerable to lung cancer.

This study was carried out to determine the effect of regular consumption of red meat on lung cancer risk. Using 70-item food frequency questionnaires, researchers collated and analyzed dietary data obtained from 574 healthy women and 360 female lung cancer patients in Iowa, United States. The lung cancer odds ratio of each subject was also assessed.

Researchers observed a high prevalence of lung cancer among habitual consumers of red meat. On the other hand, high consumption of yellow green vegetables was found to decrease the likelihood of developing lung cancer in females in this study. The findings of this study suggest that consistent consumption of diets high in red meat is associated with elevated lung cancer risk in women.

Research Summary Information

  • 2001
  • Alavanja MC, Field RW, Sinha R, Brus CP, Shavers VL, Fisher EL, Curtain J, Lynch CF.
  • Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics, NCI, National Institutes of Health, 6120 Executive Boulevard (EPS), Room 8000, Bethesda, MD 20892, USA. alavanjm@mail.nih.gov
  • No, Free full text of study was not found.
  • No. Source of funding disclosure not found
  • No. Potential conflicts disclosure not found
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