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Research Question:
Lowers eating citrus fruits the chance of getting breast cancer?

Study Design:
This overview article contained 6 case-control studies with participants, of which 8393 3789 patients with breast cancer and 4705 controls (persons without breast cancer). There was no question of publication bias and heterogeneity between the studies (I2 = 0, p = 0.48).

Results and conclusions:
The researchers found that eating a lot of citrus fruits compared to little, the chance of getting breast cancer significantly with 10% (OR = 0.90, 95% CI = 0.85-0.96, p 0.001] reduced. Significant is, there is a link at a 95% reliability.

The researchers concluded that eating citrus fruit reduced the chance of getting breast cancer.

Original title:
Citrus Fruit Intake and Breast Cancer Risk: A Quantitative Systematic Review by Song JK and Bae JM.


Additional information about El Mondo:
The international recommendation for fruit is 2-5 pieces per day.
Citrus fruits are orange, lemon, Mandarin, lime and grapefruit.