Table 4.

Milk fat consumption and testicular cancer

Quartile (g/mo)Complete study
Seminoma
Nonseminoma
CasesControlsRR* (95% CI)CasesControlsRR (95% CI)CasesControlsRR (95% CI)
Consumption at age 17 y (index persons)
    ≤4111401591.00251481.00151251.00
    [411-603]2361580.84 (0.49-1.42)211420.81 (0.42-1.54)151420.86 (0.38-1.93)
    [603-833]3501581.12 (0.67-1.85)281481.07 (0.58-1.99)221351.14 (0.53-2.46)
    [833+]4821591.80 (1.12-2.89)571442.48 (1.41-4.37)251441.15 (0.54-2.46)
    Unknown611633914322136
    RR per 200 g/mo1.19 (1.07-1.32)1.30 (1.15-1.48)1.05 (0.89-1.24)
    RR per 200 g/mo1.17 (1.05-1.31)1.29 (1.13-1.47)1.03 (0.87-1.22)
Consumption at age 17 y (mothers)§
    ≤281124551.0013501.0011511.00
    [281-469]233561.37 (0.68-2.74)18531.36 (0.56-3.29)15541.50 (0.56-4.02)
    [469-615]324550.94 (0.44-2.00)14541.11 (0.43-2.88)10550.69 (0.23-2.05)
    [615+]432571.25 (0.60-2.62)21562.11 (0.83-5.35)11520.73 (0.25-2.17)
    Unknown559038881784
    RR per 200 g/mo1.07 (0.85-1.35)1.24 (0.93-1.66)0.91 (0.66-1.27)
    RR per 200 g/mo1.07 (0.84-1.36)1.24 (0.91-1.69)0.92 (0.66-1.30)
  • * All RR estimates and 95% CIs are based on the matched evaluation and are adjusted for highest professional degree and self-reported height 1 year before interview.

  • Based on all items containing milk fat (including modified items by categorical shift: cheese in bread and meals, yoghurt, milk, low-fat milk and items of the diet 1 year before interview: butter, soft cheese, and cacao).

  • RR estimates and 95% CIs are based on the matched evaluation and are adjusted for highest professional degree, self-reported height 1 year before interview, a history of familial testicular cancer, and a history of cryptorchidism.

  • § Based on all items of the maternal questionnaire containing milk fat (milk, low-fat milk, cacao, yoghurt, cheese, soft cheese).