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Egg intake and cancers of the breast, ovary and prostate: a dose-response meta-analysis of prospective observational studies.

Generous intake of eggs may increase breast, prostate, and ovarian cancer risk.

This study investigated the association between egg consumption and the incidence of breast, ovary, and prostate cancer. Researchers reviewed dietary and clinical data extracted from relevant published literatures on the subject. They observed that subjects who regularly consumed more than 5 eggs per week had higher chances of developing breast, ovary, and fatal prostate cancer than rare- or non-consumers of eggs. The findings of this meta-analysis reveal that the risk of developing cancerous cells in the breast, ovary, and prostate rises with increasing frequency of egg consumption.

Research Summary Information

  • 2015
  • Keum N, Lee DH, Marchand N, Oh H, Liu H, Aune D, Greenwood DC, Giovannucci EL.
  • Department of Nutrition,Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health,Boston,USA. Department of Epidemiology and Health Statistics,Zhejiang University,Zhejiang,People's Republic of China. Department of Public Health and General Practice,Faculty of Medicine, Norwegian University of Science and Technology,Trondheim,Norway. Division of Biostatistics,University of Leeds,Leeds,UK.
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