Fluid Intake and Colorectal Cancer Risk in the Netherlands Cohort Study

Colinda C. J. M. Simons, Lina J. Leurs, Matty P. Weijenberg, Leo J. Schouten, R. Alexandra (Sandra) Goldbohm, Piet A. van den Brandt*

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Total fluid intake, specifically water intake, has been suggested to protect against colorectal cancer. We examined the association of total fluid intake with colorectal cancer endpoints and possible effect modification by fiber intake within the Netherlands Cohort Study (N = 120,852). We also investigated intake of specific beverages. After 13.3 yr, 1,443 male and 1,040 female colorectal cancer cases with complete baseline questionnaires were available for case-cohort analyses. Multivariate analyses showed no dose-response relationship of total fluid intake and intake of specific beverages with the risk of overall colorectal, proximal, and distal colon cancer. For rectal cancer risk in men, there was a nonsignificant positive trend for total fluid intake [>1,500 vs. 6 vs.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)307-321
JournalNutrition and Cancer-An International Journal
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2010

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