Journal article

An inverse association between the Mediterranean diet and bladder cancer risk: a pooled analysis of 13 cohort studies

Willem JA Witlox, Frits HM van Osch, Maree Brinkman, Sylvia Jochems, Maria E Goossens, Elisabete Weiderpass, Emily White, Piet A van den Brandt, Graham G Giles, Roger L Milne, Inge Huybrechts, Hans-Olov Adami, Bas Bueno-de-Mesquita, Anke Wesselius, Maurice P Zeegers

European Journal of Nutrition | SPRINGER HEIDELBERG | Published : 2020


PURPOSE: The role of diet in bladder carcinogenesis has yet to be established. To date most studies have investigated dietary components individually, rather than as dietary patterns, which may provide stronger evidence for any influence of diet on bladder carcinogenesis. The Mediterranean diet has been associated with many health benefits, but few studies have investigated its association with bladder cancer risk. METHODS: We investigated the potential association between the Mediterranean diet score (MDS) and risk of developing bladder cancer by pooling 13 prospective cohort studies included in the BLadder cancer Epidemiology and Nutritional Determinants (BLEND) study and applying a Cox re..

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