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Association between diet and liver cancer

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2021 JAN 22 (NewsRx) -- By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at NewsRx Life Science Daily -- Research findings on nutrient research are discussed in a new report. According to news reporting from Geelong, Australia, by NewsRx journalists, research stated, “Globally, liver cancer is the sixth most common cause of cancer mortality, with hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) being the most common type of primary liver cancer.”

Our news editors obtained a quote from the research from Deakin University: “Emerging evidence states that diet is recognised as a potential lifestyle-related risk factor for the development of HCC. The aim of this systematic review is to determine whether there is an association between diet and the development of HCC. Using the PRISMA guidelines, three databases (MEDLINE Complete, CINAHL and Embase) were systematically searched, and studies published until July 2020 were included. Thirty observational studies were selected. The protocol was registered with PROSPERO (CRD42019135240). Higher adherence to the Mediterranean dietary pattern, Alternative Healthy Eating Index-2010, the Urban Prudent Dietary Pattern, the Traditional Cantonese Dietary Pattern, intake of vegetables, wholegrains, fish, poultry, coffee, macronutrients such as monounsaturated fats and micronutrients such as vitamin E, vitamin B9, b-carotene, manganese and potassium were associated with a reduced risk of HCC.”

According to the news editors, the research concluded: “The results suggest a potential role of diet in the development of HCC. Further quantitative research needs to be undertaken within a range of populations to investigate diet and the relationship with HCC risk.”

For more information on this research see: The Association between Diet and Hepatocellular Carcinoma: A Systematic Review. Nutrients, 2021,13(172):172. (Nutrients - http://www.mdpi.com/journal/nutrients/). The publisher for Nutrients is MDPI AG.

A free version of this journal article is available at https://doi.org/10.3390/nu13010172.

Our news journalists report that additional information may be obtained by contacting Elena S. George, Institute for Physical Activity and Nutrition, School of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences, Deakin University, Geelong 3217, Australia. Additional authors for this research include Surbhi Sood, Anna Broughton, Georgia Cogan, Megan Hickey, Wai San Chan, Sonal Sudan, Amanda J. Nicoll.

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