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Role of diet in endometrial cancer patients
The hypothesis of a correlation between diet and cancer is widely supported by several epidemiological and experimental studies. Certainly the exact mechanism of this intervention is still unknown; nevertheless in the tests of a carcinogenesis the direct action of some food is recognised, whereas the indirect action of others should occur through modifications of immune and endocrine systems. Many studies conclude that a high intake of fats and animaliproteins appeared to be associated with the etiology of some endocrine related neoplasms, such as the cancer of prostate breast endometrium and ovary. We studied the dietary practices and some constitutional parameters of women affected by endometrial cancer and control women. We did not find a significant difference between the two groups related to height. Conversely the daily intake of lipids and particulary of proteins, glucides and calories turned out much higher in the group of patients. Moeover we found a significant difference related to weight; obese women were· more· numerous in the group of patient. The above results confirm the importance of a right diet in the prevention of this neoplasm.