DOI: 10.1101/496968Dec 14, 2018Paper

Intake of red and processed meat, use of non-steroid anti-inflammatory drugs, genetic variants and risk of colorectal cancer; a prospective study of the Danish “Diet, Cancer and Health” cohort

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Vibeke AndersenTine Iskov Kopp


Red and processed meat have been associated with increased risk of colorectal cancer (CRC), whereas long-term use of non-steroid anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) may reduce the risk. The aim was to investigate potential interactions between meat intake, NSAID use, and gene variants in fatty acid metabolism and NSAID pathways in relation to the risk of CRC. A nested case-cohort study of 1038 CRC cases and 1857 randomly selected participants from the Danish prospective “Diet, Cancer and Health” study encompassing 57,053 persons was performed using the Cox proportional hazard models. Gene variants in SLC25A20, PRKAB1, LPCAT1, PLA2G4A, ALOX5, PTGER3, TP53, CCAT2, TCF7L2, BCL2 were investigated. CCAT2 rs6983267 was associated with risk of CRC per se (p<0.01). Statistically significant interactions were found between intake of red and processed meat and CCAT2 rs6983267, TP53 rs1042522, LPCAT1 rs7737692, SLC25A20 rs7623023 (pinteraction=0.04, 0.04, 0.02, 0.03, respectively), and use of NSAID and alcohol intake and TP53 rs1042522 (pinteraction=0.04, 0.04, respectively) in relation to risk of CRC. No other consistent associations or interactions were found. This study replicated an association of CCAT2 rs6983267 with CRC and an interact...Continue Reading

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