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Dietary Factors

  • Ersilia Lucenteforte
  • Werner Garavello
  • Cristina Bosetti
  • Carlo La Vecchia

Abstract

Besides tobacco and alcohol – the two major recognized risk factors for oral and pharyngeal cancer in most populations – diet and nutrition have been suggested to play an important role in the etiology of these neoplasms [1– 4] . The epidemiological evidence on diet and oral and pharyngeal cancer comes mainly from case–control studies, and the few prospective studies that generally analyzed cancers of the head and neck combined. The main results of epidemiological studies on diet and the risk of cancers of the oral cavity are summarized below.

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Relative Risk Oral Cavity Oral Cancer Food Group Dietary Factor 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ersilia Lucenteforte
    • 1
  • Werner Garavello
    • 1
    • 2
  • Cristina Bosetti
    • 1
  • Carlo La Vecchia
    • 1
    • 3
  1. 1.Istituto di Ricerche Farmacologiche “Mario Negri”MilanItaly
  2. 2.Clinica Otorinolaringoiatrica, DNTBUniversità Milano-BicoccaMonzaItaly
  3. 3.Istituto di Statistica Medica e Biometria, “G.A. Maccacaro”Università degli Studi di MilanoMilanItaly

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