Table 1: The inclusion and exclusion criteria of women with breast cancer (cases) and their controls (Midwest, Brazil, 2008–2010).

Inclusion criteriaExclusion criteria

CasesHistopathological breast cancer diagnosis given in the same data or within a week of the interview
No prior treatment (e.g., surgery, radiotherapy, chemotherapy)
No previous history of cancer in other parts of the body
Breast cancer stage III or lower
Agreement of signing written informed consent
No breast cancer
Already in treatment
Previous history of other types of cancer
Advanced cancer (stage IV)*
Women who had received counseling from a registered dietitian
Pregnant or puerperal women
Mental or physical disabilities that would hinder the interview

ControlsAge-matched subjects (±5 years)
No medical history of cancer
Agreement of signing written informed consent
Medical history of breast disease or any type of cancer
Women who had received counseling from a registered dietitian
Pregnant or puerperal women
Mental or physical disabilities that would hinder the interview

*Stage IV cases were excluded because these patients probably would have more pronounced clinical symptoms, such as significant weight change, that could impair data qualify.