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Cancer incidence in British vegetarians.

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BACKGROUND: Few prospective studies have examined cancer incidence among vegetarians. METHODS: We studied 61,566 British men and women, comprising 32,403 meat eaters, 8562 non-meat eaters who did eat fish ('fish eaters') and 20,601 vegetarians. After an average follow-up of 12.2 years, there were 3350 incident cancers of which 2204 were among meat eaters, 317 among fish eaters and 829 among vegetarians. Relative risks (RRs) were estimated by Cox regression, stratified by sex and recruitment ...

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10.1038/sj.bjc.6605098

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Cancer Epidemiology Unit
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University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Primary Care Health Sciences
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University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Cancer Epidemiology Unit
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Cancer Epidemiology Unit
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Journal:
British journal of cancer
Volume:
101
Issue:
1
Pages:
192-197
Publication date:
2009-07-05
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EISSN:
1532-1827
ISSN:
0007-0920
URN:
uuid:c5cc27d0-f406-4581-8a9d-7b61fde8fb63
Source identifiers:
28501
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pubs:28501

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