Researcher A  conducts a case-control study to explore the consumption of fruits and  vegetables and the risk of endometrial cancer. The results of the study  indicate a lower risk of cancer with vegetable consumption.

Researcher B  conducts a cross-sectional study to explore the consumption of fruits  and vegetables and the risk of endometrial cancer. The results of the  study indicate a higher risk of cancer with vegetable consumption.

Conduct  research by reading the articles and journals on endometrial cancer.  Based on your research and understanding, answer the following  questions:

  • From the  research information you have at hand, what do the above mentioned two  case studies tell you about the risk of endometrial cancer?
  • Is there any common ground covered between the two studies? If so, list and explain them. If not, provide reasons why.
  • What is your opinion on each study in terms of design and demographics? Which method do you think has more merit? Why?
  • What additional information would be needed to arrive at a conclusion?
Endometrial Cancer