Nutrition and its influence on brain tumor development in children

An international case-control study of maternal diet during pregnancy and childhood brain tumor risk: a histology-specific analysis by food group.

In this study the influence of food on the incidence of brain tumors in children was evaluated. For this purpose 1,218 cases and 2,223 control cases were examined over a period of up to 19 years. The results showed that vegetables, especially yellow-red vegetables, contribute to the prevention of brain tumors in children. The consumption of fish (fish oil) reduces the risk of developing brain tumors. In contrast, an increased consumption of egg, dairy and oil products was associated with an increased risk. Further details can be found in the study.
Pogoda JM, Preston-Martin S, Howe G, Lubin F, Mueller BA, Holly EA, Filippini G, Peris-Bonet R, McCredie MR, Cordier S, Choi W. An international case-control study of maternal diet during pregnancy and childhood brain tumor risk: a histology-specific analysis by food group. Ann Epidemiol. 2009 Mar;19(3):148-60.



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