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Intake of Freshwater Fish and Associated Fatty Acids and Risk of Breast Cancer
- Gao, Chang-Ming (Division of Epidemiology, Jiangsu Province Institute of Cancer Research) ;
- Ding, Jian-Hua (Division of Epidemiology, Jiangsu Province Institute of Cancer Research) ;
- Li, Su-Ping (Division of Epidemiology, Jiangsu Province Institute of Cancer Research) ;
- Liu, Yan-Ting (Division of Epidemiology, Jiangsu Province Institute of Cancer Research) ;
- Tang, Jin-Hai (Division of Epidemiology, Jiangsu Province Institute of Cancer Research) ;
- Tajima, Kazuo (Department of Public Health and Occupational Medicine, Mie University Graduate School of Medicine)
- Published : 2014.10.11
To investigate the association between intake of freshwater fish and their fatty acids and the risk of breast cancer in Chinese women, we conducted a case-control study with 669 cases and 682 population-based controls in Jiangsu Province of China. A structured questionnaire was used to elicit detailed information. Unconditional logistic regression analysis was performed to calculate odds ratios (ORs) and 95% confidence intervals (CIs). Total freshwater fish intake was linked to decrease in the adjusted OR for breast cancer, but without dose-dependence. Analyses by freshwater fish species showed that consumption of black carp and silver carp was inversely related to breast cancer risk, with adjusted-ORs for the highest intake category of black carp (
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