Dietary determinants of gastric cancer in south louisiana inhabitants

Pelayo Correa, Elizabeth Fontham, Linda Williams Pickle, Vivien Chen, Youping Lin, William Haenszel

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Abstract

In south Louisiana, 391 recently diagnosed gastric cancer patients and an equal number of controls were interviewed. Questions asked covered residential and occupational histories, environmental exposures, tobacco use, diet, alcohol consumption, and pertinent demographic characteristics. Elevated relative risks were found for use of tobacco and alcohol products. Diet was found to be the main determinant of gastric cancer risk in south Louisiana. Both dietary patterns and dietary risk factors differed for blacks and whites, although fruits as a group and dietary vitamin C were found to exert strong protective effects for both blacks and whites. Consumption of smoked foods and homemade or home-cured meats increased risk of gastric cancer for blacks but not for whites. The findings are discussed in the light of the prevailing etiologic hypotheses.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)645-654
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of the National Cancer Institute
Volume75
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 1 1985

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Stomach Neoplasms
Diet
Environmental Exposure
Tobacco Use
Tobacco Products
Alcohol Drinking
Meat
Ascorbic Acid
Fruit
Alcohols
Demography
Food
hydroquinone

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  • Oncology
  • Cancer Research

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Correa, P., Fontham, E., Pickle, L. W., Chen, V., Lin, Y., & Haenszel, W. (1985). Dietary determinants of gastric cancer in south louisiana inhabitants. Journal of the National Cancer Institute, 75(4), 645-654. https://doi.org/10.1093/jnci/75.4.645
Correa, Pelayo ; Fontham, Elizabeth ; Pickle, Linda Williams ; Chen, Vivien ; Lin, Youping ; Haenszel, William. / Dietary determinants of gastric cancer in south louisiana inhabitants. In: Journal of the National Cancer Institute. 1985 ; Vol. 75, No. 4. pp. 645-654.
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Correa, P, Fontham, E, Pickle, LW, Chen, V, Lin, Y & Haenszel, W 1985, 'Dietary determinants of gastric cancer in south louisiana inhabitants', Journal of the National Cancer Institute, vol. 75, no. 4, pp. 645-654. https://doi.org/10.1093/jnci/75.4.645

Dietary determinants of gastric cancer in south louisiana inhabitants. / Correa, Pelayo; Fontham, Elizabeth; Pickle, Linda Williams; Chen, Vivien; Lin, Youping; Haenszel, William.

In: Journal of the National Cancer Institute, Vol. 75, No. 4, 01.10.1985, p. 645-654.

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