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26 Apr 2017

Diet and Supplements

Diet and Supplements after a Cancer Diagnosis

In this paper (a prospective study of older female cancer survivors) the authors relate the data derived from using the Iowa Women’s Health Study, a prospective cohort study with 2,118 postmenopausal women with a confirmed cancer diagnosis (1986–2002), to evaluate the association between post diagnosis dietary supplement use assessed in 2004 and subsequent all-cause mortality. Risk of death was evaluated using multivariable-adjusted Cox proportional hazards regression. They performed stratified analyses by diet quality score, dietary micronutrient intake, and perceived general health.

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Cancer diet supplements nutrients interactions survival Inoue-Choi M, Greenlee H, Oppeneer SJ, and Robien K. The association between post diagnosis dietary supplement use and total mortality differs by diet quality among older female cancer survivors. Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev. 2014 May; 23(5): 865–875.