Dietary folate and risk of prostate cancer in Italy

Claudio Pelucchi, Carlotta Galeone, Renato Talamini, Eva Negri, Maria Parpinel, Silvia Franceschi, Maurizio Montella, Carlo La Vecchia

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Folate status may affect cancer risk through its role in both methylation and nucleotide synthesis of DNA. A low dietary intake of folate has been linked to risk of several cancers, but epidemiologic studies with reference to prostate cancer are scanty. We therefore analyzed data from a case-control study of prostate cancer conducted between 1991 and 2002 in various areas of Italy. Cases were 1,294 patients with incident, histologically confirmed prostate cancer and controls were 1,451 patients admitted to the same network of hospitals of cases for acute, nonneoplastic conditions. All subjects were

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)944-948
Number of pages5
JournalCancer Epidemiology Biomarkers and Prevention
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2005

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Epidemiology
  • Oncology


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