Print Email Facebook Twitter Meat and dairy food consumption and breast cancer: A pooled analysis of cohort studies Title Meat and dairy food consumption and breast cancer: A pooled analysis of cohort studies Author Missmer, S.A. Smith-Warner, S.A. Spiegelman, D. Yaun, S.-S. Adami, H.-O. Beeson, W.L. van den Brandt, P.A. Fraserf, G.E. Freudenheim, J.L. Goldbohm, R.A. Graham, S. Kushi, L.H. Miller, A.B. Potter, J.D. Rohan, T.E. Speizer, F.E. Toniolo, P. Willett, W.C. Wolk, A. Zeleniuch-Jacquotte, A. Hunter, D.J. Publication year 2002 Abstract Background. More than 20 studies have investigated the relation between meat and dairy consumption and breast cancer risk with conflicting results. Our objective was evaluate the risk of breast cancer associated with meat and dairy food consumption and to assess whether non-dietary risk factors modify the relation. Methods. We combined the primary data from eight prospective cohort studies from North America and Western Europe with at least 200 incident breast cancer assessment of usual food and nutrient intakes, and a validation study of dietary assessment instrument. The pooled database included 351 041 women 7379 of whom were diagnosed with invasive breast cancer during to 15 year of follow-up. Results. We found no significant association between intakes of total meat, red me white meat, total dairy fluids, or total dairy solids and breast cancer risk. Categor analyses suggested a J-shaped association for egg consumption where, comp to women who did not eat eggs, breast cancer risk was slightly decreased am women who consumed <2 eggs per week but slightly increased among women who consumed ≥1 egg per day. Conclusions. We found no significant associations between intake of meat or dairy produ and risk of breast cancer. An inconsistent relation between egg consumption risk of breast cancer merits further investigation. Subject Breast neoplasmsDairyDietary studiesEpidemiologyMeatPooled analysiscancercohort analysisfood consumptionhealth riskadultagedarticlebreast cancercancer incidencecancer invasioncancer riskcohort analysiscontrolled studydairy productdata basedisease associationeggfemalefluid intakefollow upfood intakehumanmajor clinical studymeatmedical assessmentNorth Americapriority journalprospective studyrisk assessmentrisk factorWestern EuropeAnimalsBreast NeoplasmsCohort StudiesDairy ProductsEatingEffect Modifiers (Epidemiology)EggsFemaleHumansMeatMilkRisk Factors To reference this document use: http://resolver.tudelft.nl/uuid:a604fed1-3874-47be-a5e0-e2db67615309 TNO identifier 236519 ISSN 0300-5771 Source International Journal of Epidemiology, 31 (1), 78-85 Document type article Files To receive the publication files, please send an e-mail request to TNO Library.