Journal article

Dietary and biomarker estimates of fatty acids and risk of colorectal cancer

Allison M Hodge, Elizabeth J Williamson, Julie K Bassett, Robert J MacInnis, Graham G Giles, Dallas R English

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF CANCER | WILEY | Published : 2015

Abstract

The associations between intake of or circulating fatty acids and risk of colorectal cancer (CRC) are unclear. We examined prospectively the associations between dietary or biomarker fatty acids and CRC. For 41,514 men and women, aged 40-69 years, baseline (1990-94) dietary intakes of fatty acids were estimated using a food frequency questionnaire and plasma phospholipid (PPL) fatty acids were measured for 4,205 participants including 395 CRC cases, according to a case-cohort design. Hazard ratios were computed using Cox regression adjusting for education, alcohol intake, smoking status, physical activity and total energy intake; and stratified for gender, ethnicity and family history of can..

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