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Dietary Phytochemical Index and the Risk of Breast Cancer: A Case Control Study in a Population of Iranian Women
- Bahadoran, Zahra (Nutrition and Endocrine Research Center, Research Institute for Endocrine Sciences) ;
- Karimi, Zeinab (Faculty of Nutrition Sciences and Food Technology) ;
- Houshiar-Rad, Anahita (Office, National Nutrition and Food Technology Research Institute) ;
- Mirzayi, Hamid-Reza (Department of Radiation Oncology, Faculty of Medicine, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences) ;
- Rashidkhani, Bahram (Department of Community Nutrition, National Nutrition and Food Technology Research Institute)
- Published : 2013.05.30
In this study we assessed the dietary phytochemical index in relation to the risk of breast cancer in women. This case-control study was conducted on 100 incident breast cancer cases and 175 healthy controls. Data regarding socio-demographic factors, medical history, medications, and anthropometric measurements were collected. Dietary data were obtained using a validated food frequency questionnaire and a energy-adjusted dietary phytochemical index (PI) was calculated. The odds ratios of breast cancer were assessed across energyadjusted PI quartile categories. The mean age of participants was
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