Individual Study / WHEL

Women’s Healthy Eating and Living

Women’s Healthy Eating and Living

Initiatives -
To study the effectiveness of a high-vegetable, low-fat diet, aimed at markedly raising circulating carotenoid concentrations from food sources, in reducing additional breast cancer events and early death in women with early-stage invasive breast cancer (within 4 years of diagnosis).
Start Year
1995
End Year
2007
Funding
University of California, San Diego
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Investigators Contacts
  • Dr.Prof. John P. Pierce
    University of California

Design

Study design
Case-control
Follow Up
All patients complete several questionnaires, at baseline and then at 12, 24 or 36, 48, and 72 months

Marker Paper

Pierce JP, Faerber S, Wright FA, Rock CL, Newman V, Flatt SW, Kealey S, Jones VE, Caan BJ, Gold EB, Haan M, Hollenbach KA, Jones L, Marshall JR, Ritenbaugh C, Stefanick ML, Thomson C, Wasserman L, Natarajan L, Thomas RG, Gilpin EA; Women's Healthy Eating and Living (WHEL) study group. A randomized trial of the effect of a plant-based dietary pattern on additional breast cancer events and survival: the Women's Healthy Eating and Living (WHEL) Study. Control Clin Trials. 2002 Dec;23(6):728-56. doi: 10.1016/s0197-2456(02)00241-6.

PUBMED 12505249

Recruitment

Sources of Recruitment
  • Individuals

Number of participants

Number of participants
3,088
Number of participants with biosamples
Supplementary Information
Women who were diagnosed with early-stage breast cancer within the previous 4 years, and are between the ages of 18-74.

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