Carlo La Vecchia

Summary

Affiliation: Istituto di Ricerche Farmacologiche Mario Negri
Country: Italy

Publications

  1. pmc Italy SimSmoke: the effect of tobacco control policies on smoking prevalence and smoking attributable deaths in Italy
    David Levy
    Department of Epidemiology, Istituto di Ricerche Farmacologiche Mario Negri, Via La Masa, 19 20156, Milan, Italy
    BMC Public Health 12:709. 2012
  2. doi request reprint European cancer mortality predictions for the year 2013
    M Malvezzi
    Department of Epidemiology, Istituto di Ricerche Farmacologiche Mario Negri, 20156 Milan, Italy
    Ann Oncol 24:792-800. 2013
  3. pmc Cancer risk for patients using thiazolidinediones for type 2 diabetes: a meta-analysis
    Cristina Bosetti
    Department of Epidemiology, Istituto di Ricerche Farmacologiche Mario Negri, Via La Masa, 19 20156 Milano, Italy
    Oncologist 18:148-56. 2013
  4. pmc Cancer risk associated with use of metformin and sulfonylurea in type 2 diabetes: a meta-analysis
    Davide Soranna
    Dipartimento di Epidemiologia, Istituto di Ricerche Farmacologiche Mario Negri, Via La Masa 19, Milan, Italy
    Oncologist 17:813-22. 2012
  5. doi request reprint Role of stopping exposure and recent exposure to asbestos in the risk of mesothelioma
    Carlo La Vecchia
    Department of Epidemiology, Mario Negri Institute for Pharmacological Research, University of Milan, Milan, Italy
    Eur J Cancer Prev 21:227-30. 2012
  6. pmc Overweight, obesity, diabetes, and risk of breast cancer: interlocking pieces of the puzzle
    Carlo La Vecchia
    Istituto di Ricerche Farmacologiche Mario Negri, Via Giuseppe La Masa 19, 20156 Milano, Italy
    Oncologist 16:726-9. 2011
  7. ncbi request reprint Family history and the risk of oral and pharyngeal cancer
    Werner Garavello
    Istituto di Ricerche Farmacologiche Mario Negri, Milan, Italy
    Int J Cancer 122:1827-31. 2008
  8. ncbi request reprint Fibre intake and renal cell carcinoma: a case-control study from Italy
    Carlotta Galeone
    Dipartimento di Epidemiologia, Istituto di Ricerche Farmacologiche Mario Negri, Milan, Italy
    Int J Cancer 121:1869-72. 2007
  9. ncbi request reprint Flavonoids and the risk of oral and pharyngeal cancer: a case-control study from Italy
    Marta Rossi
    Istituto di Ricerche Farmacologiche Mario Negri, Via La Masa 19, 20156, Milan, Italy
    Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 16:1621-5. 2007
  10. ncbi request reprint Intake of specific flavonoids and risk of acute myocardial infarction in Italy
    Alessandra Tavani
    Istituto di Ricerche Farmacologiche Mario Negri, Via Eritrea 62, I 20157 Milan, Italy
    Public Health Nutr 9:369-74. 2006

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Publications114 found, 100 shown here

  1. pmc Italy SimSmoke: the effect of tobacco control policies on smoking prevalence and smoking attributable deaths in Italy
    David Levy
    Department of Epidemiology, Istituto di Ricerche Farmacologiche Mario Negri, Via La Masa, 19 20156, Milan, Italy
    BMC Public Health 12:709. 2012
    ..The present study aims to evaluate the effect of past and project the effect of future tobacco control policies on smoking prevalence and associated premature mortality in Italy...
  2. doi request reprint European cancer mortality predictions for the year 2013
    M Malvezzi
    Department of Epidemiology, Istituto di Ricerche Farmacologiche Mario Negri, 20156 Milan, Italy
    Ann Oncol 24:792-800. 2013
    ..Estimated cancer mortality statistics were published for the years 2011 and 2012 for the European Union (EU) and its six more populous countries...
  3. pmc Cancer risk for patients using thiazolidinediones for type 2 diabetes: a meta-analysis
    Cristina Bosetti
    Department of Epidemiology, Istituto di Ricerche Farmacologiche Mario Negri, Via La Masa, 19 20156 Milano, Italy
    Oncologist 18:148-56. 2013
    ..g., pioglitazone, rosiglitazone) on the risk of bladder cancer, other selected cancers, and overall cancer in patients with type 2 diabetes, we performed a systematic review and meta-analysis of observational studies...
  4. pmc Cancer risk associated with use of metformin and sulfonylurea in type 2 diabetes: a meta-analysis
    Davide Soranna
    Dipartimento di Epidemiologia, Istituto di Ricerche Farmacologiche Mario Negri, Via La Masa 19, Milan, Italy
    Oncologist 17:813-22. 2012
    ..To quantify the association between metformin and sulfonylurea and the risk of cancer, we performed a meta-analysis of available studies on the issue...
  5. doi request reprint Role of stopping exposure and recent exposure to asbestos in the risk of mesothelioma
    Carlo La Vecchia
    Department of Epidemiology, Mario Negri Institute for Pharmacological Research, University of Milan, Milan, Italy
    Eur J Cancer Prev 21:227-30. 2012
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  6. pmc Overweight, obesity, diabetes, and risk of breast cancer: interlocking pieces of the puzzle
    Carlo La Vecchia
    Istituto di Ricerche Farmacologiche Mario Negri, Via Giuseppe La Masa 19, 20156 Milano, Italy
    Oncologist 16:726-9. 2011
    ..Given the extent of the association, and the likely residual confounding by overweight, inference on causality for the diabetes-breast cancer relation remains open to discussion...
  7. ncbi request reprint Family history and the risk of oral and pharyngeal cancer
    Werner Garavello
    Istituto di Ricerche Farmacologiche Mario Negri, Milan, Italy
    Int J Cancer 122:1827-31. 2008
    ..6 for current smokers, heavy drinkers with family history. History of oral and pharyngeal cancer and laryngeal cancer is a strong determinant of oral and pharyngeal cancer risk, independent from tobacco and alcohol...
  8. ncbi request reprint Fibre intake and renal cell carcinoma: a case-control study from Italy
    Carlotta Galeone
    Dipartimento di Epidemiologia, Istituto di Ricerche Farmacologiche Mario Negri, Milan, Italy
    Int J Cancer 121:1869-72. 2007
    ..98, 95% CI: 0.86-1.12) and grain fibre (OR = 1.05, 95% CI: 0.95-1.15). The inverse association with vegetable fibre may reflect a real favorable effect, or be an indicator of a beneficial role of a diet rich in vegetable on RCC risk...
  9. ncbi request reprint Flavonoids and the risk of oral and pharyngeal cancer: a case-control study from Italy
    Marta Rossi
    Istituto di Ricerche Farmacologiche Mario Negri, Via La Masa 19, 20156, Milan, Italy
    Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 16:1621-5. 2007
    ..None of the associations were significant after further allowance for vitamin C, probably on account of the high collinearity between these compounds...
  10. ncbi request reprint Intake of specific flavonoids and risk of acute myocardial infarction in Italy
    Alessandra Tavani
    Istituto di Ricerche Farmacologiche Mario Negri, Via Eritrea 62, I 20157 Milan, Italy
    Public Health Nutr 9:369-74. 2006
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  11. doi request reprint Nutrient dietary patterns and the risk of colorectal cancer: a case-control study from Italy
    Francesca Bravi
    Dipartimento di Epidemiologia, Istituto di Ricerche Farmacologiche Mario Negri, Via Giuseppe La Masa 19, 20156 Milan, Italy
    Cancer Causes Control 21:1911-8. 2010
    ..The role of diet on colorectal cancer has been considered in terms of single foods and nutrients, but less frequently in terms of dietary patterns...
  12. doi request reprint Family history of liver cancer and hepatocellular carcinoma
    Federica Turati
    Dipartimento di Epidemiologia, Istituto di Ricerche Farmacologiche Mario Negri, Milan, Italy
    Hepatology 55:1416-25. 2012
    ..92-239.73). In the meta-analysis, based on nine case-control and four cohort studies, for a total of approximately 3,600 liver cancer cases, the pooled relative risk for family history of liver cancer was 2.50 (95% CI, 2.06-3.03)...
  13. doi request reprint Diet diversity and the risk of oral and pharyngeal cancer
    Werner Garavello
    Istituto di Ricerche Farmacologiche Mario Negri, Milan, Italy
    Eur J Nutr 47:280-4. 2008
    ..Diet diversity has been recommended to achieve a healthy diet and prevent cancer...
  14. ncbi request reprint Food groups and renal cell carcinoma: a case-control study from Italy
    Francesca Bravi
    Istituto di Ricerche Farmacologiche Mario Negri, Milan, Italy
    Int J Cancer 120:681-5. 2007
    ..The results of this study provide further indications on dietary correlates of RCC, and in particular indicate that a diet rich in refined cereals and poor in vegetables may have an unfavorable role on RCC...
  15. ncbi request reprint Onion and garlic use and human cancer
    Carlotta Galeone
    Istituto di Ricerche Farmacologiche Mario Negri, Milan, Italy, Italy
    Am J Clin Nutr 84:1027-32. 2006
    ..Interest in the potential benefits of allium vegetables, in particular, onion (Allium cepa) and garlic (Allium sativum), has its origin in antiquity, but the details of these benefits are still open to discussion...
  16. ncbi request reprint Tobacco smoking, smoking cessation, and cumulative risk of upper aerodigestive tract cancers
    Cristina Bosetti
    Istituto di Ricerche Farmacologiche Mario Negri, Milan, Italy
    Am J Epidemiol 167:468-73. 2008
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  17. ncbi request reprint Flavonoids and prostate cancer risk: a study in Italy
    Cristina Bosetti
    Istituto di Ricerche Farmacologiche Mario Negri, Milan, Italy
    Nutr Cancer 56:123-7. 2006
    ..Thus, the results of the present study do not support a protective effect of flavonoids on prostate cancer in this Italian population, characterized by a high intake of flavonoid-containing foods (except isoflavone-rich foods)...
  18. doi request reprint Food groups and endometrial cancer risk: a case-control study from Italy
    Francesca Bravi
    Istituto di Ricerche Farmacologiche Mario Negri, Milan, Italy
    Am J Obstet Gynecol 200:293.e1-7. 2009
    ..Although several studies have been conducted on the relation between dietary habits and endometrial cancer risk, the evidence for specific food groups is still controversial...
  19. doi request reprint Dietary intake of carotenoids and retinol and endometrial cancer risk in an Italian case-control study
    Claudio Pelucchi
    Istituto di Ricerche Farmacologiche Mario Negri, Milan, Italy
    Cancer Causes Control 19:1209-15. 2008
    ..To provide information on the relation between intake of carotenoids and retinol and endometrial cancer, since available data are inconsistent. Further, carotenoids other than beta-carotene have been rarely investigated...
  20. ncbi request reprint Pizza consumption and the risk of breast, ovarian and prostate cancer
    Silvano Gallus
    Istituto di Ricerche Farmacologiche Mario Negri, 20157 Milan, Italy
    Eur J Cancer Prev 15:74-6. 2006
    ..The difference with selected studies from North America suggests that dietary and lifestyle correlates of pizza eating vary between different populations and social groups...
  21. doi request reprint Dietary glycemic index and glycemic load and risk of pancreatic cancer: a case-control study
    Marta Rossi
    Istituto di Ricerche Farmacologiche Mario Negri, Milan, Italy
    Ann Epidemiol 20:460-5. 2010
    ..Carbohydrates and dietary glycemic index (GI) influence the secretion of insulin and insulin-related growth factors and may play a role in the development of diabetes and obesity, both of which have been related to pancreatic cancer risk...
  22. doi request reprint Flavonoids, proanthocyanidins, and the risk of stomach cancer
    Marta Rossi
    Dipartimento di Epidemiologia, Istituto di Ricerche Farmacologiche Mario Negri, Milan, Italy
    Cancer Causes Control 21:1597-604. 2010
    ..Further adjustment for fruit and vegetables, or vitamin C, did not materially change these associations. This is the first epidemiological study to suggest that dietary proanthocyanidins have a favorable role on gastric cancer risk...
  23. doi request reprint Cancer mortality in Italy, 2008, and predictions for 2012
    Tiziana Rosso
    Istituto di Ricerche Farmacologiche Mario Negri, Milan, Italy
    Tumori 98:559-67. 2012
    ..This report provides up-to-date data and statistics for cancer mortality in Italy in 2008, and predicts the figures and rates for selected cancer sites for 2012...
  24. doi request reprint Diabetes mellitus and cancer risk in a network of case-control studies
    Cristina Bosetti
    Department of Epidemiology, Istituto di Ricerche Farmacologiche Mario Negri, Milan, Italy
    Nutr Cancer 64:643-51. 2012
    ....
  25. doi request reprint Alcohol and tobacco use, and cancer risk for upper aerodigestive tract and liver
    Claudio Pelucchi
    Mario Negri Institute for Pharmacological Research, Milan, Italy
    Eur J Cancer Prev 17:340-4. 2008
    ..An interaction between alcohol drinking and tobacco smoking has been reported, but the issue is not adequately assessed...
  26. doi request reprint Glycemic index and glycemic load in relation to body mass index and waist to hip ratio
    Marta Rossi
    Department of Epidemiology, Mario Negri Institute for Pharmacological Research, Via La Masa, 19, 20156 Milan, Italy
    Eur J Nutr 49:459-64. 2010
    ..We therefore investigated the relation between GI and glycemic load (GL) with body mass index (BMI) and waist to hip ratio (WHR), as a measure of body fat distribution...
  27. doi request reprint Nutrient dietary patterns and gastric cancer risk in Italy
    Paola Bertuccio
    Istituto di Ricerche Farmacologiche Mario Negri, Via Giuseppe La Masa 19, 20156 Milan, Italy
    Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 18:2882-6. 2009
    ..There have been several studies on diet and gastric cancer, but only a few investigations have considered the role of dietary patterns...
  28. doi request reprint Macronutrients, fatty acids, cholesterol and pancreatic cancer
    Ersilia Lucenteforte
    Istituto di Ricerche Farmacologiche Mario Negri, Milan, Italy
    Eur J Cancer 46:581-7. 2010
    ..69) and polyunsaturated fatty acids (OR=0.67). In conclusion, a diet poor in animal proteins and rich in sugars (mainly derived from fruit) appears to have a beneficial effect on pancreatic cancer risk...
  29. ncbi request reprint Flavonoids and risk of squamous cell esophageal cancer
    Marta Rossi
    Istituto di Ricerche Farmacologiche Mario Negri, Milan, Italy
    Int J Cancer 120:1560-4. 2007
    ..In conclusion, this study suggests that flavanone intake is inversely associated with esophageal cancer risk and may account, with vitamin C, for the protective effect of fruit, especially citrus fruit, on esophageal cancer...
  30. ncbi request reprint Risk factors for ovarian cancer histotypes
    Francesca Chiaffarino
    Istituto di Ricerche Farmacologiche Mario Negri, Via Eritrea, 62, Milan, Italy
    Eur J Cancer 43:1208-13. 2007
    ..In conclusion, the association of reproductive factors and of selected dietary habits was weaker for mucinous ovarian cancer than for other histologic types...
  31. doi request reprint Dietary total antioxidant capacity and colorectal cancer: a large case-control study in Italy
    Carlo La Vecchia
    Department of Epidemiology, Istituto di Ricerche Farmacologiche Mario Negri IRCCS, Milan, Italy
    Int J Cancer 133:1447-51. 2013
    ..The inverse association was apparently-though not significantly-stronger for rectal than for colon cancer. This is the first case-control study indicating consistent inverse relations between dietary TAC and colorectal cancer risk...
  32. ncbi request reprint Family history of cancer and the risk of prostate cancer and benign prostatic hyperplasia
    Eva Negri
    Istituto di Ricerche Farmacologiche Mario Negri, Milan, Italy
    Int J Cancer 114:648-52. 2005
    ..2, 95% CI 0.7-2.2). Our study adds further information on the association of family history of cancer and risk of PC and is, to our knowledge, the first comprehensive epidemiologic information on family history of cancer and risk of BPH...
  33. ncbi request reprint Trends in oesophageal cancer incidence and mortality in Europe
    Cristina Bosetti
    Istituto di Ricerche Farmacologiche Mario Negri, Via La Masa l9, Milan, Italy
    Int J Cancer 122:1118-29. 2008
    ..Changes in smoking habits and alcohol drinking for men, and perhaps nutrition, diet and physical activity for both sexes, can partly or largely explain these trends...
  34. ncbi request reprint Lipid, protein and carbohydrate intake in relation to body mass index: an Italian study
    Giorgia Randi
    Istituto di Ricerche Farmacologiche Mario Negri, Milan, Italy
    Public Health Nutr 10:306-10. 2007
    ..To analyse the association between macronutrient intake and body mass index (BMI)...
  35. doi request reprint Citrus fruit and cancer risk in a network of case-control studies
    Roberto Foschi
    Istituto di Ricerche Farmacologiche Mario Negri, Milan, Italy
    Cancer Causes Control 21:237-42. 2010
    ..Citrus fruit has shown a favorable effect against various cancers. To better understand their role in cancer risk, we analyzed data from a series of case-control studies conducted in Italy and Switzerland...
  36. doi request reprint Selected aspects of Mediterranean diet and cancer risk
    Claudio Pelucchi
    Istituto di Ricerche Farmacologiche Mario Negri, Milan, Italy
    Nutr Cancer 61:756-66. 2009
    ....
  37. doi request reprint Allium vegetables intake and endometrial cancer risk
    Carlotta Galeone
    Istituto di Ricerche Farmacologiche Mario Negri, Via La Masa 19, I 20156 Milan, Italy
    Public Health Nutr 12:1576-9. 2009
    ..Therefore, we evaluated the relationship between onion and garlic intake and endometrial cancer, using data from an Italian case-control study...
  38. doi request reprint Recent patterns in gastric cancer: a global overview
    Paola Bertuccio
    Istituto di Ricerche Farmacologiche Mario Negri, Milan, Italy
    Int J Cancer 125:666-73. 2009
    ..Steady downward trends persist in gastric cancer mortality worldwide even in middle aged population, and hence further appreciable declines are likely in the near future...
  39. doi request reprint Dietary fiber and stomach cancer risk: a case-control study from Italy
    Francesca Bravi
    Dipartimento di Epidemiologia, Istituto di Ricerche Farmacologiche Mario Negri, Via Giuseppe La Masa 19, Milan, MI 20156, Italy
    Cancer Causes Control 20:847-53. 2009
    ..Fiber intake has been inversely related to stomach cancer risk, although this issue is still controversial...
  40. ncbi request reprint Food groups and risk of prostate cancer in Italy
    Cristina Bosetti
    Istituto di Ricerche Farmacologiche Mario Negri, Milan, Italy
    Int J Cancer 110:424-8. 2004
    ....
  41. ncbi request reprint Dietary folate and risk of prostate cancer in Italy
    Claudio Pelucchi
    Istituto di Ricerche Farmacologiche Mario Negri, Via Eritrea 62, 20157 Milano, Italy
    Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 14:944-8. 2005
    ..The combined OR for high-folate and low-alcohol intake versus low-folate and high-alcohol intake was 0.46 (95% CI, 0.29-0.75). Therefore, this study supports a favorable role of dietary folate on prostate cancer risk...
  42. ncbi request reprint Nutrient dietary patterns and the risk of breast and ovarian cancers
    Valeria Edefonti
    Istituto di Statistica Medica e Biometria Giulio A Maccacaro, Universita degli Studi di Milano, Milan, Italy
    Int J Cancer 122:609-13. 2008
    ....
  43. doi request reprint Diet diversity and the risk of laryngeal cancer: a case-control study from Italy and Switzerland
    Werner Garavello
    Istituto di Ricerche Farmacologiche Mario Negri, Via La Masa 19, 20156 Milan, Italy
    Oral Oncol 45:85-9. 2009
    ..The results were consistent across strata of age, alcohol drinking and tobacco smoking. This study suggests that a diet not only rich but also varied in fruit and vegetables is related to a decreased risk of laryngeal cancer risk...
  44. ncbi request reprint Intake of selected micronutrients and the risk of surgically treated benign prostatic hyperplasia: a case-control study from Italy
    Alessandra Tavani
    Istituto di Ricerche Farmacologiche Mario Negri, Milan, Italy
    Eur Urol 50:549-54. 2006
    ..To analyze the relationship between surgically treated benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) and intake of selected micronutrients...
  45. ncbi request reprint Micronutrients and the risk of renal cell cancer: a case-control study from Italy
    Cristina Bosetti
    Istituto di Ricerche Farmacologiche Mario Negri, Milan, Italy
    Int J Cancer 120:892-6. 2007
    ..64-1.13), 0.85 (95% CI = 0.64-1.12) for folate and 0.80 (95% CI = 0.60-1.07) for niacin. No meaningful associations emerged for lycopene (OR = 1.11). The present findings support a possible beneficial effect of vitamin E and C on RCC...
  46. doi request reprint Proanthocyanidins and the risk of colorectal cancer in Italy
    Marta Rossi
    Dipartimento di Epidemiologia, Istituto di Ricerche Farmacologiche Mario Negri, Milan, Italy
    Cancer Causes Control 21:243-50. 2010
    ..The associations were apparently stronger for rectal than for colon cancer, in the absence of significant heterogeneity. These results may explain the protective effect of vegetables and fruit on colorectal cancer...
  47. ncbi request reprint Dietary acrylamide and human cancer
    Claudio Pelucchi
    Istituto di Ricerche Farmacologiche Mario Negri, Milano, Italy
    Int J Cancer 118:467-71. 2006
    ..None of the trend in risk was significant. This uniquely large and comprehensive data set does not show any consistent association between intake of acrylamide and the risk of breast and several other common cancers...
  48. ncbi request reprint Glycemic index, glycemic load, and cancer risk: a meta-analysis
    Patrizia Gnagnarella
    Division of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, European Institute of Oncology, Milan, Italy
    Am J Clin Nutr 87:1793-801. 2008
    ..Factors linked to glucose metabolism play an important role in the development of cancers, and both glycemic index (GI) and glycemic load (GL) have been investigated as potential etiologic factors...
  49. ncbi request reprint Laryngeal cancer in women: tobacco, alcohol, nutritional, and hormonal factors
    Silvano Gallus
    Istituto di Ricerche Farmacologiche Mario Negri, 20157 Milan, Italy
    Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 12:514-7. 2003
    ..Alcohol and selected dietary aspects account for approximately 30% of cases, whereas menstrual and hormonal factors do not appear to have a consistent role in laryngeal carcinogenesis...
  50. ncbi request reprint Influence of the Mediterranean diet on the risk of cancers of the upper aerodigestive tract
    Cristina Bosetti
    Istituto di Ricerche Farmacologiche Mario Negri, 20157 Milan, Italy
    Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 12:1091-4. 2003
    ..This study provides evidence that an a priori defined nutritional pattern, which includes several aspects of the Mediterranean diet, favorably affects the risk of cancers of the upper aerodigestive tract...
  51. doi request reprint Diet and cancer in Mediterranean countries: carbohydrates and fats
    Cristina Bosetti
    Istituto di Ricerche Farmacologiche Mario Negri, Milano, Italy
    Public Health Nutr 12:1595-600. 2009
    ..We considered some aspects of the Mediterranean diet (including, in particular, the consumption of olive oil and carbohydrates) on cancer risk...
  52. doi request reprint Reproductive and hormonal factors and pancreatic cancer risk in women
    Ersilia Lucenteforte
    Dipartimento di Epidemiologia, Istituto di Ricerche Farmacologiche Mario Negri, Milan, Italy
    Pancreas 40:460-3. 2011
    ..To investigate the role of menstrual, reproductive, and hormonal factors, as well as benign female conditions, on pancreatic cancer risk...
  53. ncbi request reprint Risk factors for prostate cancer in men aged less than 60 years: a case-control study from Italy
    Silvano Gallus
    Department of Epidemiology, Istituto di Ricerche Farmacologiche Mario Negri, Milan, Italy
    Urology 70:1121-6. 2007
    ..To analyze the relationship between selected risk factors and prostate cancer risk in men younger than 60 years, using data from a large, multicenter, case-control study conducted in Italy...
  54. ncbi request reprint Onion and garlic intake and the odds of benign prostatic hyperplasia
    Carlotta Galeone
    Istituto di Ricerche Farmacologiche Mario Negri, Milan, Italy
    Urology 70:672-6. 2007
    ..To analyze the relationship between onion and garlic intake and benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), using data from a multicenter case-control study conducted in Italy...
  55. pmc Coffee and tea intake and risk of head and neck cancer: pooled analysis in the international head and neck cancer epidemiology consortium
    Carlotta Galeone
    Istituto di Ricerche Farmacologiche Mario Negri, Universita degli Studi di Milano, Milan, Italy
    Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 19:1723-36. 2010
    ..Only a few studies have explored the relation between coffee and tea intake and head and neck cancers, with inconsistent results...
  56. ncbi request reprint Dietary iron intake and risk of non-fatal acute myocardial infarction
    Alessandra Tavani
    Istituto di Ricerche Farmacologiche Mario Negri, Via Eritrea 62, I 20157 Milan, Italy
    Public Health Nutr 9:480-4. 2006
    ..This is of specific interest since iron is frequently included in supplementation and fortification of foods. We assessed the relation between dietary iron intake and the risk of non-fatal AMI...
  57. ncbi request reprint Family history of cancer, its combination with smoking and drinking, and risk of squamous cell carcinoma of the esophagus
    Werner Garavello
    Istituto di Ricerche Farmacologiche Mario Negri, Via Eritrea 62 20157 Milan, Italy
    Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 14:1390-3. 2005
    ....
  58. ncbi request reprint The risk of acute myocardial infarction after stopping drinking
    Eva Negri
    Istituto di Ricerche Farmacologiche Mario Negri, Via Eritrea 62 20157 Milano, Italy
    Prev Med 40:725-8. 2005
    ..However, drinkers have a lower risk of acute myocardial infarction (AMI) than abstainers, and there is very scanty information on how the risk changes after stopping drinking...
  59. ncbi request reprint Dietary zinc and prostate cancer risk: a case-control study from Italy
    Silvano Gallus
    Department of Epidemiology, Istituto di Ricerche Farmacologiche Mario Negri, Milan, Italy
    Eur Urol 52:1052-6. 2007
    ..Zinc concentration is higher in the prostate than in most other tissues. Since information on the role of zinc on prostate carcinogenesis is controversial, we analysed the issue in a case-control study...
  60. ncbi request reprint Type of alcoholic beverage and the risk of laryngeal cancer
    Werner Garavello
    Istituto di Ricerche Farmacologiche Mario Negri, Milan, Italy
    Eur J Cancer Prev 15:69-73. 2006
    ..88 and 1.15. This study thus indicates that in the Italian population characterized by frequent wine consumption, wine is the beverage most strongly related to the risk of laryngeal cancer...
  61. ncbi request reprint Wine, beer and spirits and risk of oral and pharyngeal cancer: a case-control study from Italy and Switzerland
    Andrea Altieri
    Istituto di Ricerche Farmacologiche Mario Negri, Via Eritrea 62, 20157 Milano, Italy
    Oral Oncol 40:904-9. 2004
    ....
  62. ncbi request reprint Prevalence of smoking and attitude towards smoking regulation in Italy, 2004
    Silvano Gallus
    Istituto di Ricerche Farmacologiche Mario Negri, Milan, Italy
    Eur J Cancer Prev 15:77-81. 2006
    ..To update trends in smoking prevalence in Italy to 2004, and describe the attitudes towards forthcoming regulation of smoking...
  63. ncbi request reprint Family history of urogenital cancers in patients with bladder, renal cell and prostate cancers
    Giorgia Randi
    Istituto di Ricerche Farmacologiche Mario Negri, Milan, Italy
    Int J Cancer 121:2748-52. 2007
    ..1 [95% confidence interval (CI), 2.3-16.6] for bladder, 2.0 (95% CI: 0.6-6.2) for renal cell and 2.0 (95% CI: 0.9-4.1) for prostate cancer...
  64. ncbi request reprint A history of cancer in the husband does not increase the risk of breast cancer
    Eva Negri
    Istituto di Ricerche Farmacologiche Mario Negri, Milan, Italy
    Int J Cancer 118:3177-9. 2006
    ..This study suggests that women whose husband had a diagnosis of cancer are not at increased risk of breast cancer, although results for individual cancer sites should be interpreted with caution, due to small numbers...
  65. ncbi request reprint n-3 polyunsaturated fatty acid intake and cancer risk in Italy and Switzerland
    Alessandra Tavani
    Istituto di Ricerche Farmacologiche Mario Negri, Milan, Italy
    Int J Cancer 105:113-6. 2003
    ..85 for ovarian cancer. All the estimates were statistically significant, excluding that for rectal cancer, and consistent across strata of age and gender. These results suggest that n-3 PUFAs decrease the risk of several cancers...
  66. ncbi request reprint Flavonoids and breast cancer risk in Italy
    Cristina Bosetti
    Istituto di Ricerche Farmacologiche Mario Negri, Via Eritrea 62 20157 Milan, Italy
    Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 14:805-8. 2005
    ..95), flavan-3-ols (OR, 0.86), anthocyanidins (OR, 1.09), as well as for isoflavones (OR, 1.05). The findings of this large study of an inverse association between flavones and breast cancer risk confirm the results of a Greek study...
  67. ncbi request reprint Mediterranean diet in relation to body mass index and waist-to-hip ratio
    Marta Rossi
    Istituto di Ricerche Farmacologiche Mario Negri, Via La Masa 19, I 20156 Milan, Italy
    Public Health Nutr 11:214-7. 2008
    ..The Mediterranean diet is rich in fat and starch, and hence may be related to overweight. We therefore investigated the relationship between adherence to a Mediterranean diet and body mass index (BMI) and waist-to-hip ratio (WHR)...
  68. doi request reprint Coffee, black tea and risk of gastric cancer
    Silvano Gallus
    Istituto di Ricerche Farmacologiche Mario Negri, Via Giuseppe La Masa 19, 20156, Milan, Italy
    Cancer Causes Control 20:1303-8. 2009
    ..To provide information about the association of coffee, black tea with gastric cancer risk...
  69. doi request reprint Age-period-cohort analysis of oral cancer mortality in Europe: the end of an epidemic?
    Martina Bonifazi
    Istituto di Ricerche Farmacologiche Mario Negri, Milan, Italy
    Oral Oncol 47:400-7. 2011
    ..These trends essentially reflect the changes in alcohol and tobacco consumption in various populations...
  70. doi request reprint Flavonoids, proanthocyanidins, and cancer risk: a network of case-control studies from Italy
    Marta Rossi
    Istituto di Ricerche Farmacologiche Mario Negri, Milano, Italy
    Nutr Cancer 62:871-7. 2010
    ..We found inverse associations between proanthocyanidins and colorectal cancer. These associations appeared stronger for proanthocyanidins with a higher degree of polymerization (OR = 0.69 for ≥ 10 mers)...
  71. doi request reprint A meta-analysis of alcohol drinking and oral and pharyngeal cancers. Part 2: results by subsites
    Federica Turati
    Istituto di Ricerche Farmacologiche Mario Negri, Milano, Italy
    Oral Oncol 46:720-6. 2010
    ..In conclusion, the alcohol-related RRs are higher for pharyngeal than for oral cancer, particularly at higher doses, while the association with cancer of the tongue was similar to that for oral cancer...
  72. doi request reprint Food groups and alcoholic beverages and the risk of stomach cancer: a case-control study in Italy
    Ersilia Lucenteforte
    Istituto di Ricerche Farmacologiche Mario Negri, Milan, Italy
    Nutr Cancer 60:577-84. 2008
    ..53, 95% CI = 0.30-0.93, P for trend = 0.08). The results of this study confirm a protective role of vegetables and fruit against stomach cancer and suggest a detrimental effect of (refined) cereals on this neoplasm...
  73. doi request reprint A meta-analysis of alcohol drinking and oral and pharyngeal cancers. Part 1: overall results and dose-risk relation
    Irene Tramacere
    Istituto di Ricerche Farmacologiche Mario Negri, Milano, Italy
    Oral Oncol 46:497-503. 2010
    ..02 for 125g ethanol/day. This meta-analysis provides more precise evidence of a gross excess of OPC risk for heavy alcohol drinkers. It also indicates an increased risk for moderate doses, i.e., <or=1 drink or 10g ethanol/day...
  74. doi request reprint Aspirin use and pancreatic cancer risk
    Martina Bonifazi
    Istituto di Ricerche Farmacologiche Mario Negri, via Giuseppe La Masa, Milan, Italy
    Eur J Cancer Prev 19:352-4. 2010
    ..90), but the risk was based on three cases and 16 controls only. We observed no association between regular aspirin use and pancreatic cancer risk, although our results suggested a possible protective effect for long-term current users...
  75. doi request reprint Alcohol and endometrial cancer risk: a case-control study and a meta-analysis
    Federica Turati
    Department of Epidemiology, Istituto di Ricerche Farmacologiche Mario Negri, Via G La Masa 19, 20157, Milan, Italy
    Cancer Causes Control 21:1285-96. 2010
    ..Our findings provide evidence that alcohol drinking is not associated with endometrial cancer risk, although a weak positive association for very high drinkers cannot be excluded...
  76. doi request reprint Socio-demographic variation in smoking habits: Italy, 2008
    Irene Tramacere
    Istituto di Ricerche Farmacologiche Mario Negri, Via Giuseppe La Masa 19, 20156 Milan, Italy
    Prev Med 48:213-7. 2009
    ..To provide updated information on smoking prevalence in Italy, with a focus on demographic and socio-economic characteristics...
  77. ncbi request reprint Cancer mortality in Italy, 1970-2002
    Matteo Malvezzi
    Istituto di Ricerche Farmacologiche Mario Negri, Milan, Italy
    Tumori 94:640-57. 2008
    ..To update previous work on Italian cancer mortality...
  78. ncbi request reprint Milk, dairy products and cancer risk (Italy)
    Silvano Gallus
    Istituto di Ricerche Farmacologiche Mario Negri, Via Eritrea 62, 20157, Milan, Italy
    Cancer Causes Control 17:429-37. 2006
    ..Inconclusive information is available on the potential role of milk and dairy products on the risk of cancer at several sites...
  79. doi request reprint Alcohol and breast cancer risk defined by estrogen and progesterone receptor status: a case-control study
    Silvia Deandrea
    Istituto di Ricerche Farmacologiche Mario Negri, Via La Masa, 19 20156 Milan, Italy
    Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 17:2025-8. 2008
    ..Alcohol consumption increases breast cancer risk. Some studies suggested that this association is stronger or limited to tumors expressing estrogen receptors (ER)...
  80. doi request reprint Dietary factors and oral and pharyngeal cancer risk
    Ersilia Lucenteforte
    Dipartimento di Epidemiologia, Istituto di Ricerche Farmacologiche Mario Negri, Via Giuseppe La Masa 19, 20156 Milan, Italy
    Oral Oncol 45:461-7. 2009
    ..In western countries, selected aspects of diet may account for 20-25% of oral and pharyngeal cancer, and the population attributable risk increases to 85-95% when tobacco and alcohol consumption are also considered...
  81. ncbi request reprint Diet and risk of seromucinous benign ovarian cysts
    Francesca Chiaffarino
    Istituto di Ricerche Farmacologiche Mario Negri, Via Eritrea, Milano 62 20157, Italy
    Eur J Obstet Gynecol Reprod Biol 110:196-200. 2003
    ..To analyze the relation between selected dietary indicators and the risk of seromucinous benign ovarian cysts...
  82. ncbi request reprint Menstrual and reproductive factors and risk of non-fatal acute myocardial infarction in Italy
    Paola Bertuccio
    Istituto di Ricerche Farmacologiche Mario Negri, Via Eritrea 62, 20157 Milano, Italy
    Eur J Obstet Gynecol Reprod Biol 134:67-72. 2007
    ..We analyzed the relation between factors related to endogenous female hormones and the risk of acute myocardial infarction (AMI)...
  83. doi request reprint Is temperature an effect modifier of the association between green tea intake and gastric cancer risk?
    Silvia Deandrea
    Istituto di Ricerche Farmacologiche Mario Negri, Milano, Italy
    Eur J Cancer Prev 19:18-22. 2010
    ..45-0.82) and 1.03 (95% CI: 0.99-1.07) for lukewarm and hot tea, respectively (P value for interaction <0.001). We found an inverse relationship between green tea drinking and gastric cancer risk limited to the intake of lukewarm tea...
  84. ncbi request reprint Lifetime physical activity and prostate cancer risk
    Barbara Pierotti
    Istituto di Ricerche Farmacologiche Mario Negri, Milano, Italy
    Int J Cancer 114:639-42. 2005
    ..The inverse association between occupational physical activity and prostate cancer risk may reflect favorable hormonal correlates of physical activity, but residual confounding by socioeconomic covariates cannot be excluded...
  85. pmc Family history of cancer: pooled analysis in the International Head and Neck Cancer Epidemiology Consortium
    Eva Negri
    Istituto di Ricerche Farmacologiche Mario Negri, Milan, Italy
    Int J Cancer 124:394-401. 2009
    ..0, 95% CI 0.9-1.1). Familial factors play a role in the etiology of HNC. In both subjects with and without family history of HNC, avoidance of tobacco and alcohol exposure may be the best way to avoid HNC...
  86. ncbi request reprint Cancer risk associated with alcohol and tobacco use: focus on upper aero-digestive tract and liver
    Claudio Pelucchi
    Unit of Cancer Epidemiology, Istituto di Ricerche Farmacologiche Mario Negri, Milan, Italy
    Alcohol Res Health 29:193-8. 2006
    ..For squamous cell carcinoma of the esophagus, alcohol and tobacco also appear to increase risk synergistically. With liver cancer, in contrast, alcohol consumption and tobaacco use appear to be independent risk factors...
  87. ncbi request reprint Aspirin and risk of endometrial cancer: a case-control study from Italy
    Cristina Bosetti
    Istituto di Ricerche Farmacologiche Mario Negri, via Giuseppe La Masa, Milan, Italy
    Eur J Cancer Prev 19:401-3. 2010
    ..This study--the first one from a population outside North America--adds relevant information on the absence of a consistent association between aspirin use and endometrial cancer risk, even in high-risk overweight and obese women...
  88. ncbi request reprint A pooled analysis of case-control studies of thyroid cancer. VII. Cruciferous and other vegetables (International)
    Cristina Bosetti
    Istituto di Ricerche Farmacologiche Mario Negri, Milan, Italy
    Cancer Causes Control 13:765-75. 2002
    ..To investigate the association between cruciferous and other vegetables and thyroid cancer risk we systematically reanalyzed the original data from 11 case-control studies conducted in the US, Asia, and Europe...
  89. ncbi request reprint Alcohol drinking and bladder cancer
    Claudio Pelucchi
    Istituto di Ricerche Farmacologiche Mario Negri 20157 Milan, Italy
    J Clin Epidemiol 55:637-41. 2002
    ..Our study, based on a population with high alcohol (mainly wine) intake, found no association between bladder cancer risk and alcohol intake, even at high levels of consumption...
  90. ncbi request reprint Influence of selected hormonal and lifestyle factors on familial propensity to ovarian cancer
    Alessandra Tavani
    Istituto di Ricerche Farmacologiche Mario Negri, Via Eritrea 62, 20157 Milan, Italy
    Gynecol Oncol 92:922-6. 2004
    ..To study the influence of established risk factors for ovarian cancer in women with a family history of ovarian and/or breast cancer...
  91. ncbi request reprint Tomatoes, lycopene intake, and digestive tract and female hormone-related neoplasms
    Carlo La Vecchia
    Istituto di Ricerche Farmacologiche Mario Negri, Via Eritrea 62, 20157 Milan, Italy
    Exp Biol Med (Maywood) 227:860-3. 2002
    ....
  92. ncbi request reprint Dietary folate and colorectal cancer
    Carlo La Vecchia
    Istituto di Ricerche Farmacologiche Mario Negri, Milan, Italy
    Int J Cancer 102:545-7. 2002
    ..83 for those reporting high alcohol, low methionine and low folate intake. The present findings support a favorable role of folate in colorectal carcinogenesis...
  93. ncbi request reprint Fried potatoes and human cancer
    Claudio Pelucchi
    Istituto di Ricerche Farmacologiche Mario Negri, Milano, Italy
    Int J Cancer 105:558-60. 2003
    ..8-1.1. We found no evidence of interaction with age, gender, alcohol and tobacco use. Our data provide reassuring evidence for the lack of an important association between consumption of fried/baked potatoes and cancer risk...
  94. ncbi request reprint Olive oil and cancer risk: an update of epidemiological findings through 2010
    Claudio Pelucchi
    Dipartimento di Epidemiologia, Istituto di Ricerche Farmacologiche Mario Negri, Milan, Italy
    Curr Pharm Des 17:805-12. 2011
    ..Thus, preferring olive oil to other added lipids, particularly those rich in saturated fats, can decrease the risk of upper digestive and respiratory tract neoplasms, breast and, possibly, colorectal and other cancer sites...
  95. ncbi request reprint Does pizza protect against cancer?
    Silvano Gallus
    Istituto di Ricerche Farmacologiche Mario Negri, Milan, Italy
    Int J Cancer 107:283-4. 2003
    ..82 (95% CI = 0.56-1.19) for laryngeal, 0.74 (95% CI = 0.61-0.89) for colon and 0.93 (95% CI = 0.75-1.17) for rectal cancer. Pizza appears therefore to be a favorable indicator of risk for digestive tract neoplasms in this population...
  96. ncbi request reprint Maternal and paternal smoking and pregnancy-induced hypertension
    Fabio Parazzini
    Mario Negri Institute for Pharmacological Research, Via Eritrea 62, 20157 Milan, Italy
    Eur J Obstet Gynecol Reprod Biol 109:141-4. 2003
    ..Smoking has been suggested to reduce the risk of pregnancy-induced hypertension (PIH). We have analyzed the association between smoking and risk of PIH using data from a case-control study conducted in Italy...
  97. ncbi request reprint Mortality from cutaneous malignant melanoma in Europe. Has the epidemic levelled off?
    Cristina Bosetti
    Laboratory of Epidemiology, Istituto di Ricerche Farmacologiche Mario Negri, Milan, Italy
    Melanoma Res 14:301-9. 2004
    ..The particularly favourable trends in young people suggest that a further decline in mortality from CMM in Europe is likely to occur within the next few years...
  98. ncbi request reprint Retinol, carotenoids and the risk of prostate cancer: a case-control study from Italy
    Cristina Bosetti
    Istituto di Ricerche Farmacologiche Mario Negri, Milan, Italy
    Int J Cancer 112:689-92. 2004
    ....
  99. ncbi request reprint Nevus count on specific anatomic sites as a predictor of total body count: a survey of 3,406 children from Italy
    Silvano Gallus
    Study Center of the Italian Group for Epidemiologic Research in Dermatology GISED, Bergamo General Hospital, Bergamo, and Clinic of Dermatology, University of Florence, Italy
    Am J Epidemiol 166:472-8. 2007
    ..This large study provides definite evidence that examining the upper limbs only, particularly the lateral arms, is a practical and suitable tool for predicting total nevus count in children...
  100. ncbi request reprint Flavonoids and colorectal cancer in Italy
    Marta Rossi
    Istituto di Ricerche Farmacologiche Mario Negri, Via Eritrea 62, 20157 Milan, Italy
    Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 15:1555-8. 2006
    ..The findings of this large study provide support for an inverse association of selected classes of flavonoids with colorectal cancer risk...
  101. ncbi request reprint Aspirin and cancer risk: an updated quantitative review to 2005
    Cristina Bosetti
    Istituto di Ricerche Farmacologiche Mario Negri, Via Eritrea 62, 20157, Milan, Italy
    Cancer Causes Control 17:871-88. 2006
    ..Further, notwithstanding the large amount of epidemiological evidence, substantial uncertainties remain about the proper aspirin dose and duration of treatment...