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Raw Garlic Consumption as a Protective Factor for Lung Cancer, a Population-Based Case–Control Study in a Chinese Population

Overview of attention for article published in Cancer Prevention Research, May 2013
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  • In the top 5% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • Among the highest-scoring outputs from this source (#14 of 1,245)
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14 news outlets
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3 blogs
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85 tweeters
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39 Facebook pages
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2 Wikipedia pages
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2 Google+ users
reddit
1 Redditor
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1 Q&A thread

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Title
Raw Garlic Consumption as a Protective Factor for Lung Cancer, a Population-Based Case–Control Study in a Chinese Population
Published in
Cancer Prevention Research, May 2013
DOI 10.1158/1940-6207.capr-13-0015
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Authors

Zi-Yi Jin, Ming Wu, Ren-Qiang Han, Xiao-Feng Zhang, Xu-Shan Wang, Ai-Ming Liu, Jin-Yi Zhou, Qing-Yi Lu, Zuo-Feng Zhang, Jin-Kou Zhao

Abstract

Protective effect of garlic on the development of cancer has been reported in the in vitro and in vivo experimental studies; however, few human epidemiologic studies have evaluated the relationship. A population-based case-control study has been conducted in a Chinese population from 2003 to 2010, with the aim to explore the association between raw garlic consumption and lung cancer. Epidemiologic data were collected by face-to-face interviews using a standard questionnaire among 1,424 lung cancer cases and 4,543 healthy controls. Unconditional logistic regression was used to estimate adjusted ORs and their 95% confidence intervals (CI), and to evaluate ratio of ORs (ROR) for multiplicative interactions between raw garlic consumption and other risk factors. After adjusting for potential confounding factors, raw garlic consumption of 2 times or more per week is inversely associated with lung cancer (OR = 0.56; 95% CI, 0.44-0.72) with a monotonic dose-response relationship (Ptrend < 0.001). Furthermore, strong interactions at either additive and/or multiplicative scales were observed between raw garlic consumption and tobacco smoking [synergy index (SI) = 0.70; 95% CI, 0.57-0.85; and ROR = 0.78; 95% CI, 0.67-0.90], as well as high-temperature cooking oil fume (ROR = 0.77; 95% CI, 0.59-1.00). In conclusion, protective association between intake of raw garlic and lung cancer has been observed with a dose-response pattern, suggesting that garlic may potentially serve as a chemopreventive agent for lung cancer. Effective components in garlic in lung cancer chemoprevention warrant further in-depth investigation.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United Kingdom 1 2%
Spain 1 2%
United States 1 2%
Unknown 42 93%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 7 16%
Researcher 7 16%
Other 6 13%
Student > Doctoral Student 5 11%
Student > Master 4 9%
Other 9 20%
Unknown 7 16%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 13 29%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 7 16%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 4 9%
Social Sciences 3 7%
Chemistry 2 4%
Other 8 18%
Unknown 8 18%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 222. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 11 November 2021.
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#107,894
of 19,553,318 outputs
Outputs from Cancer Prevention Research
#14
of 1,245 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#751
of 168,689 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Cancer Prevention Research
#1
of 29 outputs
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