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Greater intake of fruit and vegetables is associated with lower risk of nasopharyngeal carcinoma in Chinese adults: a case-control study

Increasing the quantity and frequency of consumption of fruits and vegetables may put an individual in a great position to fend off nasopharyngeal cancer.

This study set out to answer the question: can a high fruit and vegetable diet offer significant protection against nasopharyngeal cancer? Researchers gathered information about the dietary habits of 600 Chinese adults diagnosed with nasopharyngeal cancer and 600 persons without the disease through face to face interviews. 

Researchers discovered that generous consumption of fruits and vegetables, such as carrots, tomatoes, pepper, citrus fruits, and dark green vegetables, resulted in a significant decline in nasopharyngeal cancer risk in men and women. This study supports the notion that greater intake of fruits and vegetables may be helpful in preventing nasopharyngeal cancer occurrence.

Research Summary Information

  • 2012
  • Yuan-Ting Liu, Jun-Jin Dai, Chun-Hua Xu, Yun-Kai Lu, Yu-Ying Fan, Xing-Lan Zhang, Cai-Xia Zhang, Yu-Ming Chen
  • Guangdong Provincial Key Laboratory of Food, Nutrition and Health, School of Public Health, Sun Yat-sen University, Guangzhou, 510080, People's Republic of China.
  • No, Free full text of study was not found.
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