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Which of the following is the most appropriate interpretation of this finding? A prospective study examined the relationship between the development of gastric cancer and exposure to a diet rich in selenium. The investigators estimated the relative risk of gastric cancer to be 0.3 in individuals with a high-selenium diet (95% confidence interval 0.1-0.8).



A. Selenium causes gastric cancer
B. Selenium exposure is unrelated to gastric cancer
C. Selenium is associated with a higher risk of gastric cancer
D. Selenium is associated with a lower risk of gastric cancer
E. Selenium is positively correlated with gastric cancer

This question is part of NBME 13 Section 2 (50 questions)
Asked by Chachelly, Last updated: Mar 25, 2020

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Answered Apr 04, 2018

Selenium is associated with a lower risk of gastric cancer
 

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