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Karajibani M.,Zahedan Health Promotion Research Center | Karajibani M.,Zahedan University of Medical Sciences | Montazerifar F.,Zahedan Health Promotion Research Center | Montazerifar F.,Zahedan University of Medical Sciences | And 4 more authors.
Rawal Medical Journal | Year: 2014

Objective:To assess the dietary factors of Gastric Cancer (GC)in Zahedan, Iran. Methodology: 46 case GC and 46 healthy subjects participated in this case-control study. Food frequency questionnaire (FFQ) was used to determine the intake of different food groups. Besides food habits, cooking process and preparation of foods were recorded. The data were analyzed using Chi-square and student's t-test. Results: A significant relationship was observed between GC and smoking cigarette, hookah, and opium and consumption of salty meat. But this correlation was not significant with paan consumption. Conclusion: There was a significant difference between GC patients and controls regarding food preparation methods. Therefore, it is suggested to modify the food habits and cooking methods and adopt a healthy lifestyle to prevent GC.

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