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Legume intake and cancer risk in a network of case-control studies

Creating more room for legumes in our menu may help fend off colorectal cancer.

This meta-analysis summarized the findings of studies that focused on the relationship between legume intake and the risk of developing cancer. Researchers utilized data from Italian and Swiss studies published between 1991 and 2009. 

Researchers noted that  colorectal cancer risk decreased significantly with high dietary ingestion of legumes. This study emphasized the colorectal cancer-protective effects of legumes.

Research Summary Information

  • 2024
  • Linia Patel, Carlo La Vecchia, Eva Negri, Silvia Mignozzi, Livia S A Augustin, Fabio Levi, Diego Serraino, Attilio Giacosa, Gianfranco Alicandro
  • Department of Clinical Sciences and Community Health, Università degli Studi di Milano, Milan, Italy. Linia.patel@unimi.it. Department of Clinical Sciences and Community Health, Università degli Studi di Milano, Milan, Italy. Department of Medical and Surgical Sciences, University of Bologna, Bologna, Italy. Epidemiology and Biostatistics Unit, Istituto Nazionale Tumori-IRCCS "Fondazione G.Pascale", Naples, Italy. Department of Epidemiology and Health Services Research, Centre for Primary Care and Public Health (Unisanté), University of Lausanne, Lausanne, Switzerland. Cancer Epidemiology Unit, Centro di Riferimento Oncologico, IRCCS, Aviano, Italy. Department of Gastroenterology and Clinical Nutrition, Policlinico di Monza, Monza, Italy. Department of Pathophysiology and Transplantation, Università degli Studi di Milano, Milano, Italy. Paediatric Department, Cystic Fibrosis Centre, Fondazione IRCCS Ca' Granda Ospedale Maggiore Policlinico, Milano, Italy.
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