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Original Research Article

Year: 2019 | Month: February | Volume: 9 | Issue: 2 | Pages: 22-26

A Study of Relationship between Dietary Habits and Cancer Patients Status in a Bangladeshi Population

Jannatol Ferdous1, Debashish Paul2, Md. Shahab Uddin Howlader2, Mahbub Alam3, Md. Sabir Hossain2

1Department of Food & Nutrition, National College of Home Economics, Lalmatia, Dhaka, Bangladesh
2Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, Jahangirnagar University
3Department of Environmental Science, Bangladesh University of Professionals

Corresponding Author: Jannatol Ferdous


Cancer is predicted to be an increasingly important cause of morbidity and mortality in Bangladesh in the next few decades. International Agency for Research on Cancer has estimated cancer-related death rates in Bangladesh to be 7.5% in 2005 and 13% in 2030. The two leading causes are in males are lung and oral cancer and in females are breast cancer and cervical cancer. The present study aimed to provide information about the common cancer types and respective predisposing risk factors among the Bangladeshi cancer patients from Ahasania Mission Cancer Hospitals located in Dhaka city, Bangladesh. The objective of the study to understand the impact of food habits on the production of carcinogenic agents in the body or cancer patients. A descriptive survey was carried out among the cancer patients of Ahasania Mission Cancer Hospital, Uttara, Dhaka, Bangladesh. The result shows that among 100 cancer patients, in nutritional status 63% are normal. Result reflects, among 100 patients 50% consumed sour fruits daily while 35% didn’t consume sour fruits daily. Therefore the association of the above results consumption tobacco/alcohol is significant. Our results Self suggest that awareness of the attributable fraction of cancer causes in the Bangladeshi cancer patient tends to be dominated by tobacco smoking, food habit, cancer causing infection, men and women hygiene, and reproductive history among females rather than genetic factors.

Key words: Cancer, Dietary Habits, Bangladesh

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