Dietary and lifestyle characteristics of colorectal cancer in Jordan: A case-control study

Mostafa A. Arafa, Mostafa I. Waly, Sahar Jriesat, Ahmed Al Khafajei, Sunny Sallam

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Objectives: We evaluated dietary pattern and lifestyle characteristics of patients with colorectal cancer (CRC) in Jordan. Design: The case-control study included 220 recently diagnosed CRC cases and 220 age and gender matched healthy subjects as a control group. Results: The participating CRC cases had lower dietary intake of fibre, folate, vitamin B12, β-carotene, vitamin C and selenium as compared to controls (P

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1931-1936
Number of pages6
JournalAsian Pacific Journal of Cancer Prevention
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - 2011



  • Case-control
  • Colorectal cancer
  • Diet
  • Jordan
  • Lifestyle

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oncology
  • Cancer Research
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Epidemiology

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