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Articles by M. Ferraroni
Based on 2 articles published since 2010
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Between 2010 and 2020, M. Ferraroni wrote the following 2 articles about Pancreatic Neoplasms.
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1 Article The role of Mediterranean diet on the risk of pancreatic cancer. 2013

Bosetti, C / Turati, F / Dal Pont, A / Ferraroni, M / Polesel, J / Negri, E / Serraino, D / Talamini, R / La Vecchia, C / Zeegers, M P. ·Department of Epidemiology, IRCCS-Istituto di Ricerche Farmacologiche Mario Negri, Milan, Italy. cristina.bosetti@marionegri.it ·Br J Cancer · Pubmed #23928660.

ABSTRACT: BACKGROUND: The Mediterranean diet has been shown to have a beneficial role on various neoplasms, but data are scanty on pancreatic cancer. METHODS: We analysed data from two case-control studies conducted in Italy between 1983 and 2008, including 362 and 326 pancreatic cancer cases and 1552 and 652 hospital-controls, respectively. A Mediterranean Diet Score (MDS) summarising major characteristics of the Mediterranean diet was used in the two studies separately and overall. Two further scores of adherence to the Mediterranean diet were applied in the second study only, the Mediterranean Dietary Pattern Adherence Index (MDP) and the Mediterranean Adequacy Index (MAI). RESULTS: Odds ratios (ORs) for increasing levels of the scores (i.e., increasing adherence) were estimated using multiple logistic regression models. Odds ratio for a MDS score ≥6 compared with <3 was 0.57 (95% confidence interval (CI) 0.34-0.95) in the first study, 0.51 (95% CI 0.29-0.92) in the second study, and 0.48 (95% CI 0.35-0.67) overall. A trend of decreasing risk was observed also for the MDP and MAI the ORs for the highest vs the lowest quintile being 0.44 (95% CI 0.27-0.73) for MDP and 0.68 (95% CI 0.42-1.11) for the MAI. The results were consistent across strata of age, sex, education, body mass index, alcohol drinking, tobacco smoking, and diabetes. CONCLUSION: Our study provides evidence that a priori-defined scores measuring adherence to the Mediterranean diet are favourably associated with pancreatic cancer risk.

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.