You come across the following article in JAMA Internal Medicine: Association of Frequency of Organic Food Consumption With Cancer Risk Findings From the NutriNet-Sante Prospective Cohort Study What is the exposure and outcome in this study?
This study examined organic food consumption at baseline. In general, what type of variable is organic food consumption?
In this paper, the authors state that “Because of their lower exposure to pesticide residues, it can be hypothesized that high organic food consumers may have a lower risk of developing cancer” [In Introduction]. The conclusion of this paper states that “higher organic food consumption is associated with a reduction in the risk of overall cancer.” Which of the following accurately describes this study?
In the results section, the authors state that one of the confounders that was adjusted for in this study is family history of cancer. Which of the following is true of this variable (family history of cancer)?
You are skeptical of the claim that organic food consumption is associated with a lower risk of cancer and want to dig further. What are some steps you can take? Check all that may apply.
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