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Dietary Fat and Vitamin E in Prostate Cancer Risk Among African Americans and West Africans: A Case Control Study

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Annual rept. 14 Jan 2002-13 Jan 2003

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The role of dietary fat and vitamin B in prostate cancer risk among African-Americans. African migrants and Africans is being investigated using a dietary assessment tool and by measuring plasma fatty acids and vitamin B in cases and controls. The FFQ appropriate for all three populations has been developed and is in the process of being computerized. 39 potential cases have been accrued into the study and 9 of them are histologically confirmed cases. Information about biopsy outcome will be collected by personal telephone contact. So far plasma collected from the participants is stored at -70 degrees and yet to be analyzed. Samples will be sent to the laboratory in batches of 30 10 cases and 20 controls 957 Black men attended the prostate cancer screenings in the year 2002 and they will be selected as age-matched controls of the confirmed cases. 86290.0 are between 40 - 79 years, 565.8 are under 40 years, 70.7 are above 80 and 323.3 did not report age. The study was advertised at prostate cancer screening events in the past year and this year advertisements will be in the local newspaper, radio and television to attract participation of newly diagnosed cases in the community.

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  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Medicine and Medical Research

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