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Fruit and vegetables and cancer risk

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The possibility that fruit and vegetables may help to reduce the risk of cancer has been studied for over 30 years, but no protective effects have been firmly established. For cancers of the upper gastrointestinal tract, epidemiological studies have generally observed that people with a relatively high intake of fruit and vegetables have a moderately reduced risk, but these observations must be interpreted cautiously because of potential confounding by smoking and alcohol. For lung cancer, re...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed

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10.1038/sj.bjc.6606032

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Medical Sciences Division - Clinical Medicine,Nuffield Department of - Cancer Epidemiology Unit
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Funding agency for:
T. J. Key
Publisher:
Nature Publishing Group Publisher's website
Journal:
British Journal of Cancer Journal website
Volume:
104
Issue:
1
Pages:
6-11
Publication date:
2011-01-05
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EISSN:
1532-1827
ISSN:
0007-0920
URN:
uuid:32a5fccc-f4c7-463f-8e3c-22a567c69a34
Local pid:
ora:5703

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