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Cruciferous vegetable intake and gastric cancer risk: a meta-analysis of epidemiological studies.

Generous consumption of cruciferous vegetables may reduce stomach cancer risk.

This study examined the relationship between high dietary ingestion of cruciferous vegetables and the development of gastric (stomach) cancer. Researchers analyzed data extracted from six prospective and sixteen case-control studies. They found out that habitual consumers of cruciferous vegetables had lower odds of developing stomach cancer than individuals who rarely or did not eat these types of vegetables. The findings of this analysis reveal that high intake of cruciferous vegetables may protect individuals against stomach cancer.

Research Summary Information

  • 2013
  • Wu QJ, Yang Y, Wang J, Han LH, Xiang YB.
  • State Key Laboratory of Oncogene and Related Genes, Shanghai Cancer Institute, Renji Hospital, Shanghai Jiaotong University School of Medicine, Shanghai, China.
  • Yes, Free full text of study was found:
  • No. Source of funding disclosure not found
  • No. Potential conflicts disclosure not found
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