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Articles by Valeria Edefonti
Based on 2 articles published since 2010
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Between 2010 and 2020, V. Edefonti wrote the following 2 articles about Pancreatic Neoplasms.
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1 Article Nutrient-based dietary patterns and pancreatic cancer risk. 2013

Bosetti, Cristina / Bravi, Francesca / Turati, Federica / Edefonti, Valeria / Polesel, Jerry / Decarli, Adriano / Negri, Eva / Talamini, Renato / Franceschi, Silvia / La Vecchia, Carlo / Zeegers, Maurice P. ·Dipartimento di Epidemiologia, Istituto di Ricerche Farmacologiche Mario Negri Milan, Italy. cristina.bosetti@marionegri.it ·Ann Epidemiol · Pubmed #23332711.

ABSTRACT: PURPOSE: Few data are available on the role of combinations of foods and/or nutrients on pancreatic cancer risk. To add further information on dietary patterns potentially associated to pancreatic cancer, we applied an exploratory principal component factor analysis on 28 major nutrients derived from an Italian case-control study. METHODS: Cases were 326 incident pancreatic cancer cases and controls 652 frequency-matched controls admitted to hospital for non-neoplastic diseases. Dietary information was collected through a validated and reproducible food frequency questionnaire. Multiple logistic regression models adjusted for sociodemographic variables and major recognized risk factors for pancreatic cancer were used to estimate the odds ratios (OR) of pancreatic cancer for each dietary pattern. RESULTS: We identified four dietary patterns-named "animal products," "unsaturated fats," "vitamins and fiber," and "starch rich," that explain 75% of the total variance in nutrient intake in this population. After allowing for all the four patterns, positive associations were found for the animal products and the starch rich patterns, the OR for the highest versus the lowest quartiles being 2.03 (95% confidence interval [CI], 1.29-3.19) and 1.69 (95% CI, 1.02-2.79), respectively; an inverse association emerged for the vitamins and fiber pattern (OR, 0.55; 95% CI, 0.35-0.86), whereas no association was observed for the unsaturated fats pattern (OR, 1.13; 95% CI, 0.71-1.78). CONCLUSIONS: A diet characterized by a high consumption of meat and other animal products, as well as of (refined) cereals and sugars, is positively associated with pancreatic cancer risk, whereas a diet rich in fruit and vegetables is inversely associated.

2 Article A meta-analysis of coffee consumption and pancreatic cancer. 2012

Turati, F / Galeone, C / Edefonti, V / Ferraroni, M / Lagiou, P / La Vecchia, C / Tavani, A. ·Department of Epidermiology, Mario Negri Institute for Pharmacological Research, Milan, Italy. ·Ann Oncol · Pubmed #21746805.

ABSTRACT: BACKGROUND: Since when in 1981 a case-control study showed a positive association between coffee and pancreatic cancer, several studies reported inconsistent results on this issue. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We conducted a systematic bibliography search updated March 2011 to identify observational studies providing quantitative estimates for pancreatic cancer risk in relation to coffee consumption. We used a meta-analytic approach to estimate overall relative risk (RR) and 95% confidence interval (CI) for the highest versus the lowest coffee consumption categories, using random-effects models. RESULTS: Based on 37 case-control and 17 cohort studies (10,594 cases), the pooled RR for the highest versus lowest intake was 1.13 (95% CI 0.99-1.29). Considering only the smoking-adjusting studies, the pooled RRs were 1.10 (95% CI 0.92-1.31) for the 22 case-control, 1.04 (95% CI 0.80-1.36) for the 15 cohort, and 1.08 (95% CI 0.94-1.25) for all studies. The pooled RR for the increment of one cup of coffee per day was 1.03 (95% CI 0.99-1.06) for the 28 smoking-adjusting studies reporting three or more coffee consumption categories. No significant heterogeneity was observed across strata of study design, sex, geographic region, and other selected characteristics. CONCLUSIONS: This meta-analysis provides quantitative evidence that coffee consumption is not appreciably related to pancreatic cancer risk, even at high intakes.