Dietary and other risk factors for Colo-Rectal cancer in Sau | 17469
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Dietary and other risk factors for Colo-Rectal cancer in Saudi Arabia


Fahad A. Alamri, Mohammed Y. Saeedi, Kassim A. Kassim

The study was carried out in the MOH hospitals in f our different regions in Saudi Arabia. The target population comprised all recently diagnosed colorec tal cancer cases admitted to Saudi hospitals in four different regions during a period 6 months. Fo r each case one control was selected from the same hospital, and matched for age and sex. All cas es were subjected to a questionnaire interview, dietary assessment using the food frequency questio nnaire (FFQ), physical exercise and anthropometric measurements assessment. Results: Fa mily history of colon cancer, physical activity and the use of Non steroidal anti-inflamma tory drugs (NSAIDs) were the most significant variable that independently associated with the ris k of colorectal cancer. It was observed that, although CRC Cases had consumed higher daily intake of total calories than the controls, (P <0.05), yet their intake was lower than the RDA.

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