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Title: A prospective investigation of fish, meat and cooking-related carcinogens with endometrial cancer incidence.
Authors: Arem H,  Gunter MJ,  Cross AJ,  Hollenbeck AR,  Sinha R
Journal: Br J Cancer
Date: 2013 Aug 6
Branches: MEB
PubMed ID: 23695021
PMC ID: PMC3738127
Abstract: BACKGROUND: There are limited prospective studies of fish and meat intakes with risk of endometrial cancer and findings are inconsistent. METHODS: We studied associations between fish and meat intakes and endometrial cancer incidence in the large, prospective National Institutes of Health-AARP Diet and Health Study. Intakes of meat mutagens 2-amino-1-methyl-6-phenylimidazo[4,5-b]pyridine (PhIP), 2-amino-3,8-dimethylimidazo[4,5-f]quinoxaline (MeIQx), 2-amino-3,4,8-trimethylimidazo[4,5-f]quinoxaline (DiMeIQx) and benzo(a)pyrene (BaP) were also calculated. We used Cox proportional hazards regression models to estimate hazard ratios (HRs) and 95% confidence intervals (CIs). RESULTS: We observed no associations with endometrial cancer risk comparing the highest to lowest intake quintiles of red (HR=0.91, 95% CI 0.77-1.08), white (0.98, 0.83-1.17), processed meats (1.02, 0.86-1.21) and fish (1.10, 95% CI 0.93-1.29). We also found no associations between meat mutagen intakes and endometrial cancer. CONCLUSION: Our findings do not support an association between meat or fish intakes or meat mutagens and endometrial cancer.