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Cancer in British vegetarians: updated analyses of 4998 incident cancers in a cohort of 32,491 meat eaters, 8612 fish eaters, 18,298 vegetarians, and 2246 vegans.

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BACKGROUND: Vegetarian diets might affect the risk of cancer.OBJECTIVE: The objective was to describe cancer incidence in vegetarians and nonvegetarians in a large sample in the United Kingdom.DESIGN: This was a pooled analysis of 2 prospective studies including 61,647 British men and women comprising 32,491 meat eaters, 8612 fish eaters, and 20,544 vegetarians (including 2246 vegans). Cancer incidence was followed through nationwide cancer registries. Cancer risk by vegetarian status was est...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed

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10.3945/ajcn.113.071266

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Cancer Epidemiology Unit
Appleby, PN More by this author
Bradbury, KE More by this author
Schmidt, JA More by this author
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Publisher:
American Society for Nutrition
Journal:
The American journal of clinical nutrition
Volume:
100
Issue:
Supplement 1
Pages:
378S-385S
Publication date:
2014-06-05
DOI:
EISSN:
1938-3207
ISSN:
0002-9165
URN:
uuid:84f5f622-313e-4b96-8f01-e3f73eae8ff1
Source identifiers:
469449
Local pid:
pubs:469449
Language:
English

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