INSTITUTO DE INVESTIGACIONES EN CIENCIAS DE LA SALUD
Unidad Ejecutora - UE
Beef consumption and fatty acid serum concentration: relationship with salivary gland tumors in Córdoba, Argentina
CITTADINI MC; CORNAGLIA P; PEROVIC NR; JOEKES S; HEINZE VM; BERNAL C; ACTIS AB
INT INST ANTICANCER RESEARCH
Año: 2014 vol. 34 p. 5579 - 5579
Abstract. Aim: The objective was to analyze beef consumption, conjugated linoleic acid (CLA) and n-3 fatty acid (FA) serum concentration in relation to salivary gland tumors (SGT). A questionnaire on non-nutritional risk factors and a validated food frequency questionnaire were applied in 20 SGT and 20 control (Co) patients. Methods: Food data were processed by Interfood v.1.3 software. Serum CLA was analyzed by chromatography. Results: Non-significant differences were found between SGT and Co regarding lean and fatty BC and serum CLA. Serum n-3 linolenic acid concentration was higher in Co than in SGT (p=0.004). No associations between BC and CLA serum concentration were found but a strong significant positive association between total energy intake and total fat intake and SGT were observed. A significant inverse association between oleic and linoleic FA intake and SGT was recorded. Conclusion: Serum oleic and linolenic FAs showed a significant negative association with SGT. Further research is required to confirm these preliminary results.