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Raw versus cooked vegetables and cancer risk.

Overview of attention for article published in Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention, January 2004
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11 news outlets
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4 blogs
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11 tweeters
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12 Facebook pages
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1 Wikipedia page
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Title
Raw versus cooked vegetables and cancer risk.
Published in
Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention, January 2004
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Authors

John D. Potter, Link LB, Potter JD, Lilli B. Link

Abstract

This review of the medical literature from 1994 to 2003 summarizes the relationship between raw and cooked vegetables and cancer risk and examines whether they may affect cancer risk differently. Twenty-eight studies examined the relationship between raw and cooked vegetables and risk for various cancers. Twenty-one studies assessed raw, but not cooked, vegetables and cancer risk. The majority of these assessed risk of oral, pharyngeal, laryngeal, esophageal, lung, gastric, and colorectal cancers. Most showed that vegetables, raw or cooked, were inversely related to these cancers. However, more consistent results were found for oral, pharyngeal, laryngeal, esophageal, and gastric cancers. Nine of the 11 studies of raw and cooked vegetables showed statistically significant inverse relationships of these cancers with raw vegetables, but only 4 with cooked vegetables. The few studies of breast, lung, and colorectal cancers also suggested an inverse relationship with both raw and cooked vegetables, but these results were less consistent. In the two studies of prostate cancer, there was no association with either raw or cooked vegetables. One of two bladder cancer studies found an inverse relationship with cooked, but not raw, vegetables. Possible mechanisms by which cooking affects the relationship between vegetables and cancer risk include changes in availability of some nutrients, destruction of digestive enzymes, and alteration of the structure and digestibility of food. Both raw and cooked vegetable consumption are inversely related to epithelial cancers, particularly those of the upper gastrointestinal tract, and possibly breast cancer; however, these relationships may be stronger for raw vegetables than cooked vegetables.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
India 1 1%
Netherlands 1 1%
United States 1 1%
Unknown 94 97%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 21 22%
Student > Bachelor 17 18%
Researcher 13 13%
Student > Postgraduate 9 9%
Student > Ph. D. Student 8 8%
Other 22 23%
Unknown 7 7%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 29 30%
Medicine and Dentistry 23 24%
Nursing and Health Professions 10 10%
Engineering 6 6%
Environmental Science 4 4%
Other 15 15%
Unknown 10 10%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 138. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 15 February 2021.
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#167,771
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#70
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#966
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#1
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