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Table 1 Relative risk of breast cancer (and 95% CI) for foods consumed during adolescence among women born between 1922 and 1946

From: Adolescent diet and risk of breast cancer

Food (serving) Median servings per day RR (95% CI) for 1 serving per day
Milk, skimmed (1 cup) 0 1.03 (0.88–1.21)
Milk, whole (1 cup) 1.00 1.01 (0.95–1.07)
Milkshake (1) 0.07 1.06 (0.70–1.60)
Ice cream (1/2 cup) 0.14 0.94 (0.71–1.23)
Cheese (1 slice) 0.14 0.91 (0.71–1.16)
Margarine (1 pat) 0.43 0.96 (0.89–1.03)
Butter (1 pat) 0.80 1.06 (1.00–1.13)
Apple (1) 0.43 1.00 (0.83–1.20)
Orange juice (1 glass) 0.43 0.97 (0.82–1.14)
Cabbage (1/2 cup) 0.14 1.00 (0.64–1.57)
Broccoli (1/2 cup) 0.07 0.74 (0.39–1.41)
Carrots (1/2 cup) 0.14 1.15 (0.91–1.46)
Spinach (1/2 cup) 0.07 1.18 (0.72–1.93)
Egg (1) 0.43 0.82 (0.67–0.99)
Hot dog (1) 0.14 0.82 (0.52–1.31)
Beef (1 serving) 0.43 1.03 (0.88–1.20)
Fish (3–5 ounces) 0.14 0.94 (0.64–1.37)
Bread (1 slice) 2.50 0.98 (0.92–1.04)
Rice (1 cup) 0.07 0.85 (0.62–1.17)
Potato (1 cup) 0.80 0.93 (0.80–1.08)
French fries (4 ounces) 0.07 1.04 (0.72–1.49)
Cold cereal (1 cup) 0.43 0.99 (0.83–1.19)
Cookies (2) 0.80 0.96 (0.89–1.04)
Multivitamin 0 1.04 (0.84–1.28)
  1. Relative risks (RR) are adjusted for age at diagnosis, age at menarche, menopausal status, family history, benign breast disease, adult height, parity/age at first birth, postmenopausal hormone use, body mass index at age 18, alcohol intake in 1980, and vitamin A intake, excluding supplements, in 1980 among 843 cases of breast cancer age matched 10:1 with controls. CI, confidence interval.