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The Mediterranean Diet by Ronald Ross Watson, Victor R. Preedy

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Chapter 38

The Mediterranean Diet and Gastric Cancer

Carlos A. González, MD, PhD cagonzalez@iconcologia.net; Genevieve Buckland, MSc, PhD gbuckland@iconcologia.net geneveiveb78@hotmail.com    Catalan Institute of Oncology (ICO), Barcelona, Spain

Abstract

Gastric cancer (GC) is still the fourth most common malignancy worldwide. There is consistent evidence of a relationship between several groups of foods that are typical components of the Mediterranean dietary (MD) pattern and the risk of GC. However, the evidence from epidemiological studies using an MD score is minimal. There is only one study (Eurogast) from the European Prospective Investigation into Cancer and Nutrition (EPIC) Study that has examined this association, based on an 18-unit ...

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