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Abstract Title:

Vegetable and fruit intake and non-Hodgkin lymphoma survival in Connecticut women.

Abstract Source:

Leuk Lymphoma. 2010 Jun ;51(6):1047-54. PMID: 20350273

Abstract Author(s):

Xuesong Han, Tongzhang Zheng, Francine Foss, Theodore R Holford, Shuangge Ma, Ping Zhao, Min Dai, Christopher Kim, Yaqun Zhang, Yana Bai, Yawei Zhang

Article Affiliation:

Xuesong Han

Abstract:

We investigated whether an increased intake of vegetables and fruits favors NHL survival. A cohort of 568 female cases of incident NHL diagnosed during 1996-2000 in Connecticut was followed up for a median of 7.7 years. Adjusted hazard ratios (HRs) were estimated by Cox proportional hazard models. Our results show that a pre-diagnostic high intake of vegetables appeared to favor overall survival (HR = 0.74, 95% CI 0.57-0.98) among patients with NHL who survived longer than 6 months. In particular, pre-diagnostic high intakes of green leafy vegetables and citrus fruits were associated with 29% (95% CI 0.51-0.98) and 27% (95% CI 0.54-0.99) reduced risk of death, respectively. When different types of vegetables and fruits were investigated separately, their impacts were found to vary in NHL subtypes. Our study suggests that increasing vegetable and citrus fruit consumption could be a useful strategy to improve survival in NHL patients.

Study Type : Human Study

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