Journal article

Dietary inflammatory index and ovarian cancer risk in a New Jersey case-control study.

Nitin Shivappa, James R Hébert, Lisa E Paddock, Lorna Rodriguez-Rodriguez, Sara H Olson, Elisa V Bandera

Nutrition | Published : 2018


OBJECTIVE: Diet may influence the development of ovarian cancer. Although it has been shown that inflammation plays an important etiologic role in ovarian carcinogenesis, little is known about the influence of the inflammatory potential of food consumption. The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of a proinflammatory diet, as indicated by a high dietary inflammatory index (DII®) score, on ovarian cancer risk, in a New Jersey population. METHODS: Data from a case-control study conducted in New Jersey were used to estimate the relation between DII score and the risk for ovarian cancer. The study consisted of 205 cases with incident, histologically confirmed ovarian cancer, and 390 con..

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