Colorectal cancer (CRC) is the fourth leading cause of cancer-related deaths in the United States and the second most expensive. Low compliance with preventive screening predisposes a large portion of the at-risk population to poorer outcomes. Therefore, identification of primary interventions for those not regularly screened for CRC is of utmost importance. Self-reported dietary ω-3 and ω-6 fatty acid intake were used to determine the cross-sectional relationship with CRC cases (n = 211). Men and women of various ethnic backgrounds (N = 15,178) from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES), 1999–2010, were eligible for inclusion in this study. Dietary ω-3 intake and the ω-3:ω-6 ratio were negatively associated with CRC while dietary ω-6 intake was positively associated with CRC, for those age 20 to < 50 years, after multivariate adjustment. The Glasgow Prognostic Score was also found to be significantly associated with both dietary ω-3 and ω-6 intake for all age groups.
|Commitee:||Devine, Wendy, Wang, Long|
|School:||California State University, Long Beach|
|Department:||Family and Consumer Sciences|
|School Location:||United States -- California|
|Source:||MAI 53/01M(E), Masters Abstracts International|
|Keywords:||Colorectal cancer, Inflammation, Omega fatty acid|
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