The association between pro-vegetarian dietary pattern and risk of colorectal cancer: a matched case-control study

  • Published on 11/16/2023
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Nejad Elham Tavassoli 1, Moslemi Elham 2, Souni Fateme 3, Mahmoodi Marzieh 4,5, Vali Mohebat 5, Vatanpour Mohammad 3,4, Nouri Mehran 6, Ramezani Atena 7, Shateri Zainab 8, Rashidkhani Bahram 9

1 https://ror.org/04waqzz56 Department of Clinical Nutrition, School of Nutrition and Food Sciences Isfahan University of Medical Sciences Isfahan Iran
2 Student Research Committee, Faculty of Nutrition and Food Sciences Tabriz University of Medical Sciences Tabriz Iran
3 https://ror.org/01n3s4692 Department of Clinical Nutrition, School of Nutrition and Food Sciences Shiraz University of Medical Sciences Shiraz Iran
4 https://ror.org/01n3s4692 Nutrition Research Center Shiraz University of Medical Sciences Shiraz Iran
5 Student Research Committee Shiraz University of Medical Sciences Shiraz Iran
6 https://ror.org/01n3s4692 Department of Community Nutrition, School of Nutrition and Food Sciences Shiraz University of Medical Sciences Shiraz Iran
7 https://ror.org/02wkcrp04 Diabetes Research Center Mazandaran University of Medical Sciences Sari Iran
8 https://ror.org/01rws6r75 Student Research Committee Ahvaz Jundishapur University of Medical Sciences Ahvaz Iran
9 Department of Community Nutrition, Faculty of Nutrition and Food Technology National Nutrition and Food Technology Research Institute, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences Tehran Iran

Abstract

Background Few studies assess the link between plant-based diets and colorectal cancer (CRC) incidence. To our knowledge, no study has examined the association between pro-vegetarian dietary pattern (PDP) and CRC globally or among Iranians. Therefore, the objective of our matched case-control study was to evaluate the association between PDP and CRC in the Iranian population.
Methods The present research was a hospital-based case (n = 71)-control...

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