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David Evans

Independent Health Researcher

Monday, 30 January 2012

Analysis of 13 studies reveals a high fat intake reduces colon cancer by 8%

This paper was published in Cancer Causes and Control 1997 Mar;8(2):215-28

Study title and authors:
The relationship between dietary fat intake and risk of colorectal cancer: evidence from the combined analysis of 13 case-control studies.
Howe GR, Aronson KJ, Benito E, Castelleto R, Cornée J, Duffy S, Gallagher RP, Iscovich JM, Deng-ao J, 
Division of Epidemiology, Columbia University School of Public Health, New York, New York 10032, USA.

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The objective of the study was to examine the effects of the intake of dietary fat upon colon cancer risk. The study was an analysis of data from 13 studies previously conducted comparing the dietary habits of 5,287 people with colon cancer with 10,470 people without colon cancer.

This analysis of 13 studies revealed that those with the highest dietary fat intake had an 8% reduction in the incidence of colon cancer.