Influence of the Mediterranean diet on the risk of cancers of the upper aerodigestive tract.

13 Oct 2003Bosetti C, Gallus S, Trichopoulou A, Talamini R, Franceschi S, Negri E, La Vecchia C.

This study provides evidence that an a priori defined nutritional pattern, which includes several aspects of the Mediterranean diet, favorably affects the risk of cancers of the upper aerodigestive tract.

Case-control study
3 effects
8 years
4684 subjects

Reported Outcomes

CausesOutcomeCertainty

Mediterranean diet Nutrition risk & protective factor

Oral cavity and pharynx cancer Digestive outcome
Decreased risk of Oral cavity and pharynx...
Digestive system

Evidence: Moderate
-60.0%

Mediterranean diet Nutrition risk & protective factor

Oesophagus cancer Digestive outcome
Decreased risk of Oesophagus cancer
Digestive system

Evidence: Moderate
-74.0%

Mediterranean diet Nutrition risk & protective factor

Larynx cancer Respiratory outcome
Decreased risk of Larynx cancer
Respiratory system

Evidence: Moderate
-77.0%