Journal article

Adherence to a Western dietary pattern and risk of bladder cancer: A pooled analysis of 13 cohort studies of the Bladder Cancer Epidemiology and Nutritional Determinants international study

Mostafa Dianatinasab, Anke Wesselius, Amin Salehi-Abargouei, Evan YW Yu, Maree Brinkman, Mohammad Fararouei, Piet van den Brandt, Emily White, Elisabete Weiderpass, Florence Le Calvez-Kelm, Marc Gunter, Inge Huybrechts, Fredrik Liedberg, Guri Skeie, Anne Tjonneland, Elio Riboli, Graham G Giles, Roger L Milne, Maurice P Zeegers

International Journal of Cancer | WILEY | Published : 2020


Little is known about the association of diet with risk of bladder cancer. This might be due to the fact that the majority of studies have focused on single food items, rather than dietary patterns, which may better capture any influence of diet on bladder cancer risk. We aimed to investigate the association between a measure of Western dietary pattern and bladder cancer risk. Associations between adherence to a Western dietary pattern and risk of developing bladder cancer were assessed by pooling data from 13 prospective cohort studies in the "BLadder cancer Epidemiology and Nutritional Determinants" (BLEND) study and applying Cox regression analysis. Dietary data from 580 768 study partici..

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Funding Acknowledgements

The present study is a part of PhD thesis (A global consortium initiative on the association between Western diet and risk of bladder and prostate cancer) written by Mostafa Dianatinasab under the supervision of Dr A. Wesselius and Prof. M. P. Zeegers. The study sponsors had no role in the design of the study; the collection, analysis or interpretation of the data; the writing of the manuscript; or the decision to submit the manuscript for publication. This work was partly funded by the World Cancer Research Fund International (WCRF 2012/590) and European Commission (FP7-PEOPLE-618308).