The search for the causes of breast and colon cancer

Nature. 1989 Mar 30;338(6214):389-94. doi: 10.1038/338389a0.


Epidemiological studies of breast and colon cancers implicate diet as a causative factor but the evidence is stronger for colon cancer, the occurrence of which may be reduced by diets with less animal fat and more fruit and vegetables.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Alcohol Drinking
  • Breast Neoplasms / etiology*
  • Colonic Neoplasms / etiology*
  • Diet
  • Humans
  • Risk Factors