The role of dietary factors in the epidemiology of non-hodgkin’s lymphoma.

Auteur(s) :
Cross AJ., Lim U.
Date :
Déc, 2006
Source(s) :
LEUK LYMPHOMA. #47:12 p2477-87
Adresse :
Nutritional Epidemiology Branch, Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics, National Cancer Institute, Rockville, MD 20852, USA.

Sommaire de l'article

The incidence of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma (NHL) has risen dramatically over recent decades and, despite some known risk factors, such as compromised immunity, the etiology of NHL and the reasons for most of this increase are unknown. Dietary components may be a common and critical source of immunologic antigens and promoters, which needs to be incorporated more in the etiologic research of NHL. To date, epidemiologic evidence suggests that obesity and fat intake, in particular saturated or animal fat, may increase the risk of NHL; whereas whole-grains, vegetables and moderate consumption of alcohol may be inversely associated with NHL risk. Much of the current evidence is obtained from case-control studies, which are subject to dietary recall bias; therefore, this area of research requires further study within prospective cohorts with detailed dietary information and with a large number of cases to examine disease sub-type heterogeneity.

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